Two more mass shootings in the books

Nine people are dead and 26 people were injured after a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. Officers shot and killed the shooter after he fired for less than a minute with a semi-automatic rifle.

Same day, at a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, 20 people were killed and 26 were wounded. The shooter used a semi-automatic rifle outfitted with large capacity magazines killing people from two years old to 82 years old.

Following the shootings, President Trump called for more focus on violent video games and mental illness.

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White nationalist ideology can be found on internet site 8chan, where the El Paso shooter published a “manifesto” or written explanation for his action.

Specific words in the shooter’s manifesto are considered by violent nationalists to be core elements of their ideology. Some of these words are also used by our President and other right-leaning media in association with immigration policy, leading some to call for more sensitivity to language choice.

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