TRUMP Pushes Red Flag Laws; Down the Slippery Slope We Go Toward Gun Control

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Trump Calls For ‘Red Flag’ Laws To Stop ‘Dangerous’ Individuals From Buying Guns

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Update: Trump said that he had instructed the DoJ to propose legislation to ensure those who commit hate crimes could face the death penalty, while also proposing ‘red flag’ laws to ensure that those deemed a risk to public safety don’t have access to firearms.

The president also blamed video games for ‘radicalizing’ shooters, and condemned ‘racism, bigotry and white supremacy’

  • *TRUMP BLAMES INTERNET FOR RADICALIZING MINDS
  • *TRUMP SENDS CONDOLENCES TO MEXICO DUE TO MEXICAN LIVES LOST
  • *TRUMP SAYS HE SPOKE WITH TEXAS, OHIO GOVERNORS
  • *TRUMP: EL PASO SHOOTER’S ONLINE MANIFESTO WAS ‘CONSUMED WITH RACIST HATE’
  • *TRUMP CONDEMNS ‘RACISM, BIGOTRY AND WHITE SUPREMACY
  • *TRUMP: INTERNET HAS PROVIDED ‘DANGEROUS AVENUE’ TO ‘RADICALIZED, DISTURBED MINDS’
  • *TRUMP VOWS TO ACT WITH URGENT RESOLVE
  • *TRUMP SAYS HE’S ‘SICKENED’ BY SHOOTINGS
  • *TRUMP CALLS DAYTON SHOOTER ‘TWISTED MONSTER’
  • *TRUMP: ‘PERILS’ OF SOCIAL MEDIA ‘WILL NOT BE IGNORED’
  • *TRUMP SAYS MUST CONDEMN WHITE SUPREMACY ‘IN ONE VOICE’
  • *TRUMP CALLS FOR RED FLAG LAWS
  • *TRUMP SAYS THOSE DEEMED ‘GRAVE RISK TO PUBLIC SAFETY’ SHOULD NOT HAVE ACCESS TO FIREARMS
  • *TRUMP CALLS FOR REFORM OF MENTAL HEALTH LAWS TO ‘BETTER IDENTIFY MENTALLY DISTURBED INDIVIDUALS’

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Following a series of deadly mass shootings over the weekend that left 29 dead and dozens more injured, President Trump will deliver a statement at 10 am ET at the White House.

It’s not clear what Trump will say, or whether he’ll propose any new policies or initiatives, but in a series of tweets Monday morning, the president appeared to express support for more stringent background checks.

Democrats are pushing Republicans to join them in supporting the universal background check bill that passed the House earlier this year before dying in the Senate, and by the looks of it, President Trump appears to now support that measure.

Meanwhile, Mexican President AMLO criticized the US’s gun control policy on Monday and said his country was working to stop the import of US-made guns into Mexico. Though, when it comes to gun violence, Mexico is resembles the pot calling the kettle black.

AMLO’s implication that the proliferation of firearms is the root cause behind mass shootings simply isn’t supported by the data: As one recent study showed, Mexico’s intentional homicide rate is much higher than the US’s, even though the number of guns in circulation per capita in the US is much higher than in Mexico. But warring drug cartels have led to a murder rate in Mexico that is consistently much higher than in the US.

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In addition to the two shootings over the weekend, another shooting at a Garlic Festival in California earlier in the week left another 3 dead. Last time Trump expressed support for more stringent background checks and/or gun control (in the wake of the deadly Oct. 2017 shooting in Las Vegas), he swiftly changed his mind after a brief spat with the NRA. But, with the NRA still reeling from a recent power. struggle, will Trump, uh, stick to his guns this time around?

Watch Trump’s remarks live below:

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