As the United States struggled with yet another mass shooting event on Sunday, the US President Donald Trump has said that the background evaluations on gun buyers wouldn’t have avert the ongoing gun violence raised in the nation.
A gunman near Texas’ Odessa had taken the lives of 7 and injured 21 more after running away from a traffic stop but his motive remains unknown.
President Trump made such statement to sources at the white House after returns to Washington from ‘Camp David’. He claims to work with Republicans and Democrats on gun legislation when Congress returns the following month.
He continued, “I think Congress has got a lot of thinking to do frankly. They’ve been doing a lot of work,” adding that “I think you’re going to see some interesting things coming along.”
Later, President Trump participated in a detailing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Hurricane Dorian, claims that he is committed to finding out ways to “substantially reduce” the strategy of mass shootings by raising firearms out of the hands of troublesome people, imposing harsh punishments for gun-related offenses and widening mental-health services.
In 2019, the Democratic-controlled the United States House of Representative has passed a bill, which calls for background evaluation on every gun buying, includes sales at gun shows that are recently exempted. However, the measure has miserably failed to receive a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate.
President Trump said at the White House that “for the most part, as strong as you make your background checks, they would not have stopped any of it.”
Last month, a gunman has taken the lives of 22 people and wounded another 24 people in El Paso, while another assailant killed 9 and injured 27 in Dayton, Ohio.
On Saturday, the shooter has opened fire during a traffic stop near Midland Town in Texas, and then speed off, releasing bullets at pedestrians and motorists. At a certain point, the convict ditched his car and hijacked a postal truck.
The unidentified gunman was shot dead by police in a parking lot in Odessa.
President Trump has called his “a very sick person”.
After the Dayton and El Paso shootings, the US President has showed a willingness to support more stringent background evaluations on gun purchasers but seemed to be more closely range himself with the gun lobby that opposes any increased restrictions.
On Sunday, the former United States Housing Secretary and Democratic Presidential candidate Julian Castro has claimed that President Trump “had gone back on his word” regards to background check decision.
President Trump continue that he would support the efforts to encourage the US to adopt “red flag” laws, which offer family members and police with the power to seek a court order from a judge to seize firearms from someone seemed to be a danger to themselves or others.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who is a Republican, told reporters in Texas that he would continue to work to end gun violence and that the latest incident need new approaches.
Governor Abbott said, “We need solutions that will keep guns out of the hands of criminals, like the killer here in Odessa, while also ensuring that we safeguard Second Amendment rights. And we must do it fast.”
New laws passed by the State Legislature that eased restrictions on guns effective in Texas, including those that permit firearms in churches and more armed marshal in school.