Trump condemns hate, but is that enough to stop the shootings?

Law enforcement officers respond to a mass shooting
Law enforcement officers respond to a mass shooting Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.
Mark Lambie | El Paso Times via AP

At least thirty-one people were killed this weekend in shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. These push the number of mass shootings in America this year over the 250 mark.

President Trump addressed the nation Monday morning and denounced hate. “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy,” he said. Trump’s proposals to fix the problem focused mostly on Republican-favored solutions like a focus on mental illness and violent video games — rather than background checks or gun control measures proposed by Democrats.

MPR News host Kerri Miller listened to the President’s speech live and then reacted with two experts about the path forward.


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