Texas shooting toll rises to 7

Texas shooting toll rises to 7

This latest shooting comes weeks after double mass shootings on the same day at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas and a nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio, left 31 dead.

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said he has discussed the issue with Trump and described the president as "very interested in doing something meaningful". "It really hasn't changed anything".

President Trump tweeted Sunday morning, "Great job by Texas Law Enforcement and First Responders in handling the awful shooting tragedy yesterday".

At least five persons were killed and 21 injured in the U.S. state of Texas as a shooter targeted random people after being pulled over by traffic officials on August 31, police said.

A LinkedIn account under Ator's name said he was a truck driver. He said officials would release his name later. "In West Texas, we're known for being strong and independent", Turner mentioned. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed a large background check package in February, but it hasn't been taken up in the Senate and Trump threatened to veto it.

"I have been to too many of these events", Abbot said, reciting the shootings in Dallas, Sutherland Springs, Santa Fe High School and El Paso that have happened since he became governor in 2015. It mirrored earlier forays when Trump voiced support for expanding background checks, only to back down after pressure from his political allies. "This includes the shooter", the statement said.

Last month, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang was moved to tears when the mother of another set of twins talked about her four-year-old daughter being killed by a stray bullet in 2011.

One of the wounded law enforcement officers is a Department of Public Safety trooper.

"Punishment must be swift and certain", he said.

Speaking from Washington on Sunday, President Trump said he is committed to stopping "the menace of mass attacks". "This includes strong measures to keep weapons out of the hands of risky and deranged individuals and substantial reforms to the nation's broken mental health system", Trump mentioned, noting that the management will attempt to stability public protection with additionally seeking to "protect our Second Amendment".

Before the vehicle came to a complete stop, the man grabbed a rifle, pointed it out his rear window and fired toward the troopers' patrol unit, wounding one of the troopers, said Lt. Elizabeth Carter of the Department of Public Safety. "People want to do something".

Trump stated on the White Home that "for the most part, as strong as you make your background checks, they would not have stopped any of it".

Aside from a select number of Republicans, expanding background checks hasn't gained widespread support from GOP lawmakers.

Later, as Trump attended a briefing on the Federal Emergency Administration Company on Hurricane Dorian, he stated he's dedicated to discovering methods to "substantially reduce" the frequency of mass shootings by preserving firearms out of the arms of harmful individuals, imposing harsher penalties for gun-related offenses, and increasing mental-health providers.

US President Donald Trump on Saturday afternoon tweeted that he was just "briefed by Attorney General Barr about the shootings in Texas", and the "FBI and Law Enforcement is fully engaged". He also said he disagreed with the NRA's stance that such legislation would open the door to infringing on Second Amendment rights.

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