Tag Archives: terrorism

Trump Blames Shootings On Video Games And Internet, Makes No Mention of Guns, Gets Name Of City Wrong

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Monday spoke in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend, calling them a “crime against all of humanity.” The president blamed white supremacy, the internet, video games and mental illness for the massacres. He did not blame guns or himself. Trump called the attacks …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Delivers Remarks On Shootings

ABC News reports: Ahead of his planned remarks Monday in the wake of this past weekend’s shootings, President Donald Trump has proposed “strong background checks,” perhaps, he said, tied to immigration reform. In tweets Monday morning, the president said, “We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain.” Trump has threatened to veto two …

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Nebraska GOP State Rep Posts Blistering Tweetstorm Calling Out Own Party For “Enabling White Supremacy”

The Washington Post reports: A Republican state lawmaker in Nebraska is calling out President Trump and his party for “enabling white supremacy” in the United States. In a series of tweets written Sunday night in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, that left 29 people dead, state Sen. John McCollister said it pained him to …

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Trump Blames Mass Shootings On “Fake News”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday said “fake news” has contributed to growing “anger and rage” in the country in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend, marking the second time he has criticized media coverage in the aftermath of a tragedy. The president’s suggestion that press coverage is to blame came after shootings in El Paso, …

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NRA Expresses Sympathy For Terrorism Victims But “Won’t Participate In Politicizing Of These Tragedies”

Posted last night to the NRA’s website: Our deepest sympathies are with the families and victims of these tragedies, as well as the entire communities of El Paso and Dayton. On behalf of our millions of members, we salute the courage of the first responders and others offering their services during this time. The NRA is committed to the safe …

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Trump To Address Mass Shootings In 10AM Speech

USA Today reports: Wrapping up an out-of-sight weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., President Donald Trump said Sunday that “perhaps” more needs to be done with respect to gun control. “Hate has no place in our country and we’re going to take care of it,” Trump told reporters as he prepared to board Air Force One to return …

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8chan Goes Offline After Cloudflare Pulls Support

CNN reports: Controversial internet message board 8chan went offline Monday after internet infrastructure company Cloudflare stopped providing support for the website used by the suspected gunman in El Paso to post a hate-filled screed. “We just sent notice that we are terminating 8chan as a customer effective at midnight tonight Pacific Time. The rationale is simple: they have proven themselves …

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8chan Founder: It’s A “Receptive” Place For Terrorists

The Washington Post reports: The El Paso massacre began like the fatal attacks earlier this year at mosques in New Zealand and a San Diego-area synagogue: with a racist manifesto and announcement on the anonymous message board 8chan, one of the Web’s most venomous refuges for extremist hate. And like after the mass shootings in Christchurch and the Chabad of …

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Tim Ryan: The GOP Needs To “Get Their Shit Together” And Stop Pandering To The NRA, People Are Dying

“I’m calling on the president and the Congress to come back in session. Let’s do the work in Washington. Do the background check bill that we passed out of the House. We’ve got to ban these assault weapons. This is ridiculous. Honestly for a guy to drive 10 hours to go kill Mexicans like what happened in El Paso is …

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Mulvaney: Don’t Blame Trump For Mass Shootings

Politico reports: Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney defended President Donald Trump on Sunday, saying mass shootings have been an issue for decades and he doesn’t “think it’s fair to try and lay this at the feet of the president.” After ABC’s Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl listed off the latest string of shootings since Trump’s inauguration, …

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Dayton Shooter Identified As 24 Year-Old White Male

CBS News reports: Lt. Col. Matt Carper said at a press conference that the suspect was shot to death by responding officers. At least 27 others were injured, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said at a news conference. Law enforcement sources told CBS News the shooter was identified as 24-year-old Connor Betts, of Bellbrook, Ohio. The sources said police were searching …

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Dayton Shooter Was Wearing “Deathcore” Band Hoodie

Dayton’s ABC News affiliate reports: The deadly Oregon District shooting that left nine people and the shooter dead “is a day we all dread happening,” Mayor Nan Whaley said at a news conference. She began the news conference by passing along information that the shooter was wearing body armor, used a .223-caliber, high-capacity magazine and had additional magazines on his …

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Texas Lt. Governor Demands Immediate Action Against VIDEO GAMES In Wake Of Mass Shootings [VIDEO]

Obviously only Americans have video games. Mediaite reports: Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) embarked on an tirade about video games on Sunday in response to the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton this weekend. In an interview with Fox & Friends, Patrick mourned for the dead before pivoting to argue that video games were the root cause of …

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Mayor Pete: There’s No Question White Nationalism Is Condoned At The Highest Levels Of Our Government

The Hill reports: Presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) said in the wake of a mass shooting that killed 20 people in El Paso, Texas that white nationalism “is condoned at the highest levels.” “It is very clear that the loss of life… is symptomatic of the effects of white nationalist terrorism,” Buttigieg told host Chris …

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TODAY: Gays Against Guns Protest In Times Square

Just in via press release: Who: Gays Against Guns is an inclusive direct action group of LGBTQ+ people and their allies committed to nonviolently breaking the gun industry’s chain of death —investors, manufacturers, the NRA, and politicians who block safer gun laws. What, When, Where: At 1:00pm ET on Sunday August 4, GAG (Gays Against Guns) will gather on the …

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Trump Reacts To Mass Shooting In Dayton, Ohio

The Associated Press reports: A gunman wearing body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring dozens, authorities say, in the second U.S. mass shooting in less than 24 hours. Dayton police patrolling the area responded in less than a minute to the shooting, which unfolded around 1 a.m. …

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Pope Francis Condemns US Epidemic Of Mass Shootings

Reuters reports: Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks on “defenseless people” in a spate of gun violence in three American states, including one that killed 20 people in a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. Speaking to thousands of pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square for his Sunday message and blessing, Francis said he was spiritually close to the …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting In Ohio Leaves At Least Nine Dead, Dozens Injured, Gunman Killed By Cops [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: In the second mass shooting in less than 14 hours, at least nine people are dead and more than a dozen wounded after someone opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday, according to police. In addition, the suspected shooter was shot and killed by responding officers. Police said they are only aware of one shooter. Authorities …

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Trump Reacts To El Paso Shooting, 21 Year-Old White Male In Custody, At Least 18 Fatalities, Many Injured

Reuters reports: A lone gunman killed more than a dozen people inside a Walmart on Saturday morning, according to eyewitnesses and officials. Police said one person is in custody and they have ruled out multiple shooters. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Fox News as many as 20 people are dead. At least eleven people were transported to University Medical …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Texas Walmart [VIDEO]

The El Paso Times reports: The El Paso Police Department said Saturday that an active shooting incident was reported at the Walmart in Cielo Vista Mall area.  Police say there are reports of multiple shooters in the attack. A police spokesman said the shooting is still active and said no one will be allowed into the area. Police are conducting …

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