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TRUMP IN OHIO: President Trump Visits Dayton to Meet with Victims, First Responders of Mass Shooting

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.07.19

President Trump traveled to Dayton, Ohio Wednesday to meet with law enforcement, first responders, and the victims of last weekend’s deadly mass shooting at a crowded local bar.

President Trump landed in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday to pay his respects and offer his support on the first part of a trip to two communities devastated by mass shootings over the weekend that left at least 31 people dead and dozens injured,” reports Fox News.

“Trump met with first responders and hospital staff at Miami Valley Hospital, as well as families and victims of the shootings. Nine people were killed when police say gunman Connor Betts opened fire outside a crowded bar on Sunday,” adds Fox.

 

Support for Sen. Lindsey Graham’s ‘Red Flag’ gun proposal gained momentum in both Houses of Congress this week; setting the stage for the first major firearm legislation since President Bill Clinton’s 1994 crime bill.

“A bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following weekend mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 31 people dead. The emerging plan would create a federal grant program to encourage states to adopt ‘red flag’ laws to take guns away from people believed to be dangers to themselves or others,” reports the Associated Press.

“A similar bill never came up for a vote in the GOP-controlled Senate last year, but both parties express hope that this year will be different. President Donald Trump has signaled support for the plan,” adds the AP.

“We must make sure that those judged to pose a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms and that if they do those firearms can be taken through rapid due process,” Trump said from the White House Monday.

The ‘Red Flag’ law would allow local law enforcement and state police to remove firearms from those deemed a risk to themselves or others. The individual could then go through a legal process to retrieve the weapons if approved by the courts.

“These grants will be given to law enforcement so they can hire and consult with mental health professionals to better determine which cases need to be acted upon. This grant program also requires robust due process and judicial review. It does allow for quick action,” Graham said in the statement.

Read the full report at Fox News.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We ‘Cannot Let Those Killed Die in Vain,’ US Needs ‘Strong Background Checks’

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.05.19

President Trump addressed the American people from the White House Monday morning after a weekend of deadly gun violence; offering condolences to the victims and their families and calling for stricter background checks and red flag laws across the United States.

“We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain. Likewise for those so seriously wounded. We can never forget them, and those many who came before them. Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!” posted the President on social media.

The El Paso shooting at a Walmart over the weekend is now being investigated as an act of “Domestic Terrorism” and could carry the death penalty for 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius.

“I’ve been in close consultation with Attorney General Barr. We are conducting a methodical investigation… With a view towards bringing federal hate crime charges and federal firearm charges which carry the penalty of death,” said the US District Attorney. “We’re also treating this as a domestic terrorism case.”

The gunman opened fire at a crowded Walmart in west Texas Saturday; killing at least 20 people and injuring dozens more. The wounded range from the age of two to 82.

“We’re going to do what we do to terrorists in this country, which is to deliver swift and certain justice,” added the Attorney.

“You have to see it for yourself,” said El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen. “When I first got into this job, I never knew there was an odor to blood, but there is. And until you first hand see that, as far as my description of it, horrific would be unserving as far as what that scene looks like.”

Read the full story here.

REPORT: El Paso Shooting Investigated as ‘Domestic Terrorism,’ Could Carry Death Penalty for Shooter

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.05.19

The El Paso shooting at a Walmart over the weekend is now being investigated as an act of “Domestic Terrorism” and could carry the death penalty for 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius.

“I’ve been in close consultation with Attorney General Barr. We are conducting a methodical investigation… With a view towards bringing federal hate crime charges and federal firearm charges which carry the penalty of death,” said the US District Attorney. “We’re also treating this as a domestic terrorism case.”

The gunman opened fire at a crowded Walmart in west Texas Saturday; killing at least 20 people and injuring dozens more. The wounded range from the age of two to 82.

“We’re going to do what we do to terrorists in this country, which is to deliver swift and certain justice,” added the Attorney.

“You have to see it for yourself,” said El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen. “When I first got into this job, I never knew there was an odor to blood, but there is. And until you first hand see that, as far as my description of it, horrific would be unserving as far as what that scene looks like.”

Read the full story here.

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