El Paso And Dayton Mass Shootings


Two mass shootings occurred in less than 24 hours on Aug. 3-4, 2019. Shortly before 10:30 a.m. Aug. 3 a 21-year-old white man entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and began firing a gun killing 20 people and injuring 26. He was taken into police custody, and two more of the wounded victims died. At 1 a.m. Aug. 4 in Dayton, Ohio, a 24-year-old white man opened fire in area of town filled with bars and restaurants called the Oregon District. He shot and killed nine people and injured 27. The shooter was killed by police.

The North Carolina legislative building is seen in Raleigh.

During a news conference at the state legislative building Tuesday, UNC Charlotte shooting survivor Drew Pescaro called on lawmakers to pass two gun control bills filed earlier this year. 

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DAYTON, Ohio — High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, say he was suspended years ago for compiling a "hit list" and a "rape list," and questioned how he could have been allowed to buy the military-style weapon used in this weekend's attack.

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In his response Monday to mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Donald Trump called for an expansion of state laws that temporarily prevent someone in crisis from buying or possessing a gun.

Roy Cooper

Following this past weekend's deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is pressing lawmakers to pass a so-called “red flag” bill. 

As communities in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourn the slaying of at least 31 people over the weekend, the Republican and Democratic candidates in North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District race are responding very differently.

Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the mass shootings this past weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, saying on Monday that Americans "should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments."

In a statement released on Twitter, Obama did not mention President Trump by name, but his reference seemed clear.

A Web security company is dropping its protections for 8chan, a controversial online message board where people have posted hateful screeds before carrying out violent and deadly attacks.

The forum describes itself as "the darkest reaches of the Internet."

Minutes before the shooting that claimed the lives of at least 22 people in El Paso, Texas, the suspected gunman is believed to have posted a lengthy and hateful diatribe to 8chan. The post described an "invasion" of Hispanics at the southern U.S. border and an effort to "reclaim" the United States.

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As national and local leaders grapple with the nation's raw emotions over the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, the mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo, confirmed that President Trump will visit his city on Wednesday.

NEW YORK  — An online message board with a history of use by violent extremists suffered sporadic outages Monday after its cybersecurity provider cut off support for what it called a "cesspool of hate" following mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

Elected officials and others from across the Carolinas have been offering their reactions to this weekend’s deadly mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas.

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President Trump, responding Monday to the deadly weekend shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed 31 people, condemned white supremacy and called for the death penalty for mass murderers and domestic terrorists.

Speaking at the White House, Trump said the nation is "overcome with shock, horror and sorrow."


In two mass shootings over the weekend, dozens of people were killed and injured, leaving the nation once again grieving -- and debating how to deal with this kind of gun violence, how to define "terrorism" and how to address seemingly hate-fueled shooting rampages.  

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It took about 30 seconds to bring down the gunman who killed nine people and injured 27 others in a crowded section of downtown Dayton, Ohio, early on Sunday morning — just hours after another scene of violence in the Texas city of El Paso.

Police have identified the nine people who were killed after a shooter fired dozens of rounds into a busy street in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday morning.

The people who died range in age from 22 to 57, and they include four women and five men. Police say the attacker, who was killed at the scene, is 24-year-old Connor Betts. They identified one of the victims as his 22-year-old sister, Megan Betts.

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Now we're turning to Larry Ward. He is the chief marketing officer of Gun Dynamics. That's a crowdfunding platform for gun entrepreneurs. Larry Ward, thank you so much for joining us as well.

LARRY WARD: Thanks for having me.

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: We heard from President Trump not long ago, and he had this to say.


PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: These are two incredible places. We love the people. Hate has no place in our country.

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Now we'd like to hear from a spiritual leader who's thinking about ways for the country to move forward after this weekend's shootings. Joining us now is Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

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