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After Shootings, Trump Calls for Background Checks, Denounces White Supremacy

In the wake of two weekend shootings that left 31 dead in Texas and Ohio, President Donald Trump called Monday for bipartisan action that includes increased background checks to catch “red flags” of potential shooters.

Trump also denounced hatred and white supremacy.

“Open wounds cannot heal if we are divided. We must seek real bipartisan solutions,” Trump said. “We have to do that in a bipartisan manner that will truly make America safer and better for all.”

Speaking from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in his first formal address since the two shootings, which also left more than 50 wounded or injured, Trump talked about a culture of violence pushed by social media and video games and about making reforms to mental health care.

“These barbaric slaughters are an assault on our communities, an attack upon our nation and an attack against all humanity,” Trump said. “We are outraged and sickened by this monstrous evil, the cruelty, the hatred, the bloodshed, and the terror.”

Police said a 21-year-old gunman killed 22 and wounded or injured 24 others Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Within 13 hours, police said a 24-year-old shooter killed nine and injured or wounded 27 others early Sunday in a nightlife section of Dayton, Ohio.

Read the full story from The Daily Signal

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