2 Mass Shootings in 24 Hours

Headline Roundup August 4th, 2019

Two mass shootings occurred this weekend in Ohio and Texas in less than 24 hours and claimed at least 29 lives. A gunman opened fire into a crowd in an El Paso, Texas shopping center killing 20 and leaving 26 injured. Less than a day later, another shooter opened fire on a crowd outside of a bar in Dayton, Ohio where at least 9 were killed and 27 injured.

Media outlets have all reported on what politicians have said about the mass shootings. Right outlets reporting that it is 'not just a gun issue,' and left outlets reporting on a call for action on gun laws.

From the Right
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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that guns are only part of the discussion on how to prevent mass shootings like the ones in Texas and Ohio over the weekend.
“Are we going to talk about the role of guns? Certainly we are. But to think that this is just a gun issue that many people make it out to be is not right,” Mr. Mulvaney said on ABC’s “This Week.” “We’ve had guns in this country for hundreds of years. We haven’t had this...

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From the Center
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Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended President Trump's record in the wake of two mass shootings in which dozens of people were killed in less than 24 hours.
"This is a serious problem — there's no question about it — but they are sick, sick people, and the president knows it," Mulvaney said on ABC's "This Week." "I don't think it's fair to try and lay this at the feet of the president."

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From the Left
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Shortly after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart and shopping mall in El Paso, a shaken Beto O’Rourke took the stage at a labor forum in Las Vegas.
The Democratic presidential hopeful and former congressman, who lives in the Texas border city, told the audience that he had just called his wife to make sure she was okay. He said the shooting shatters “any illusion that we have that progress is inevitable” when it comes to tackling gun violence.

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