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Trump Mocks Gun Control at NRA: ‘We Are Going to Have to Outlaw Immediately All Vans and Trucks’



Just a few months after telling Republican lawmakers they shouldn’t be afraid of the NRA, and he would protect them, President Trump denounced gun control at the NRA’s annual convention Friday in Dallas. After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Trump promised to support a ban on assault weapons, raising the minimum age to purchase a gun, and promised to fix the background checks system. That lasted only a brief few days.

On Friday afternoon, Trump talked about terror attacks, including the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando. He also grotesquely described the actions of a mass shooter.

But then the President mocked the idea of gun control, citing terrorists using trucks, vans, and cars to mow down pedestrians (video below).

“It seems that if we’re going to outlaw guns, like so many people want to do – Democrats – then we are going to have to outlaw immediately all vans and all trucks, which are now the new form of death for the maniac terrorists,” he said, somewhat sarcastically. “How about cars? Let’s not sell any more cars.”

Trump then said there’s a hospital in London that is like a “war zone,” because of knife stabbings.


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3 Dead in Current Active Shooting in Austin – Outrage as Texas Lawmakers Move to Make Unlicensed Open Carry Legal



Three people are dead in a shooting in Austin, Texas, with the gunman is at large, per multiple reports and the Austin-Travis County EMS:

“Police and medics are staging at a parking lot in the area where a Starbucks and Trader Joe’s are located, but the actual scene of the shooting is further down Great Hills Trail, according to officials,” KVUE reports.

KVUE senior reporter Tony Plohetski is on-scene:

There have been at least 150 mass shooting this year.

As reports flood social media many expressed outrage at Texas GOP lawmakers who this past week voted to eliminate requirements for gun licenses, which would allow open or concealed carry of handguns without a license.

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Watch: Eyewitness Describes ‘Hooded Figure’ With ‘An AR’ at Indianapolis FedEx Mass Shooting Leaving 8 People Dead



A FedEx worker who is an eyewitness to the overnight mass shooting in Indianapolis says he saw a “hooded figure” who had an “AR” style rifle, shouting. Levi Miller says he heard two shots, then three, then six “rapidly,” then ten. The gunman shot and killed eight people, and injured at least five others who were hospitalized. He later killed himself, according to multiple reports.

“It was 11:00 at night when this incident happened,” Miller told NBC’s “Today” show. “It was very dark. I was eating some food with my friends and another friend of ours and this is when we heard two gunshots from inside the building.”

The shooter was firing “in random directions,” Miller said.

He also said another man went to his vehicle and “pulled out a gun from his trunk to try and engage the shooter, and he died because of it.”

“One of my co-workers told me this is a well-known worker at this facility,” Miller says of the shooter. “It was someone who definitely worked at this building before.”

Asked if he had any indication of the shooter’s motive, Miller said, “From what I can see as rumors, I don’t know if it’s true, but the man was specifically targeting our head manager, and our manager was not here that day at all.”

According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 147 mass shootings this year, including this one, in the first 105 days of the year. 12, 401 people have died by guns this year. Another 9744 have been injured. 87 children 11 years old or younger have been killed and 312 teens aged 12 to 17 have also been killed by guns.

There were four mass shooting on Thursday alone.


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‘Shot My Child in His Head’: Mother of 11 Year Old Boy Fatally Shot by 9 Year Old at Dallas Walmart Speaks Out



Tragic details are emerging from Sunday’s fatal shooting of an 11-year old boy by a 9-year old boy while the children and another 11-year old friend were left in a car at a Dallas Walmart. The mother of the other 11-year old, who is not the victim,  reportedly left the three children in the car to go into the store.

The 9-year old, according to reports, found a gun and shot one of the 11-year olds. KDFW reports the victim was Dazmon Ray Brown Jr. (photo).

His grieving mother, Keyamber Matlock, says, “The youngest brother I guess ended up getting it off the safety and shot my child in his head.”

Dallas Police have not released any details and have not said if charges against the woman who left the children in the car will be filed.

Attorney and former prosecutor Russel Wilson, who is not involved in the case, “says the mom who left the kids in the car could face a charge of making a firearm accessible to a child or child endangerment if she knew a gun was in there. But given the magnitude of the tragedy, he’s unsure if charges will be brought forward.”

Matlock and Dazmon’s aunt, Theresa Edwards, “want people to pray for the child who shot their loved one as well as that child’s family,” KDFW reports.

“Because I know they feel like everybody hate them,” Matlock said.

Edwards adds, “there’s also a child that’s hurting, too.”



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