By PoliZette Staff | August 4, 2019
A gunman who opened fire in the wee hours of Sunday morning in a trendy entertainment district of Dayton, Ohio, killed at least nine people and wounded 26. Police reacted immediately and were able to fatally shoot the man before he caused any more carnage.
The gunman was wearing full body armor.
He apparently also had multiple magazines, according to multiple news outlets.
So if you went to bed on Saturday night mourning all those murdered and wounded in the El Paso, Texas, shooting early yesterday morning in and around a Walmart at a shopping center — you now have a second mass shooting to know about, absorb, and try to make sense of, somehow.
But the outrages keep piling up — because certain politicians are already blaming President Donald Trump and those who support him for somehow causing or contributing to these terrible acts of violence against innocent people.
On CNN’s “State of the Union” program this morning, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) outrageously declared, “These are white men [who committed these acts of violence] motivated by the kind of fear that this president traffics in … Let’s connect the dots here on what is happening and why it is happening.”
He added, “[We] have to rise up and stand against what” President Trump is doing.
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O’Rourke also said, “This cannot be open for debate … He does not even pretend to respect our differences and to understand we are all created equal … He is an opened, avowed racist … This is incredibly dangerous to the United States.”
And on Saturday, rather than focus on informing the public about the situation in El Paso, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi chatted about the need for a war against “white” nationalism — by warning Americans that they were more likely to get attacked by white nationalists in this country than by Islamic terrorists.
There is far more to come on this issue — but for now, here is more information and reaction to what happened in Dayton and in El Paso, as of this morning.
Share your thoughts — and see these tweets.
Jake Tapper: Do you think President Trump is a white nationalist?
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 4, 2019
President Trump on mass shooting attacks in El Paso and Dayton in the past 24 hours:
"The FBI, local and state law enforcement are working together"
"Law enforcement was very rapid in both instances"
"God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio"
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 4, 2019
Dayton mayor: Gunman wearing body armor used large, high-powered gun with multiple magazines to carry out the shooting attack. https://t.co/d1O1Zxz8J0
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 4, 2019
Our country is under attack from white nationalist terrorism, inspiring murder on our soil and abetted by weak gun laws. If we are serious about national security, we must summon the courage to name and defeat this evil.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) August 3, 2019
This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
Read more at LifeZette.com:
‘Multiple Deaths’ Reported in Shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday
‘Texas Grieves’ — 20 People Are Dead, Roughly Two Dozen More Are Injured After a Mall Shooting
The Kindness of Crowds in El Paso: People Line Up to Donate Blood to the Wounded in Texas Shooting
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