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Several countries are warning citizens against travelling to the US in the wake of the wave of deadly mass shootings that killed 34 people in a week

Several countries have issued travel warnings after the spate of high-profile mass shootings that swept the US in the past week. Japan issued a warning Sunday that urged residents to “be aware of the potential for gunfire incidents everywhere in the United States.” Uruguay and Venezuela issued statements Monday warning […]
Several countries are warning citizens against travelling to the US in the wake of the wave of deadly mass shootings that killed 34 people in a week
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A former senior FBI official said agents are hamstrung in fighting white nationalist violence because they’re ‘wary of pissing off the guy in the Oval Office’

Domestic terrorist attacks motivated by white nationalist ideology make up a growing portion of cases the FBI is investigating. But the FBI has had trouble “identifying and disrupting” the threat in part because of “the ease of online self-radicalization to violence,” Michael McGarrity, the assistant director of the FBI’s counterterrorism […]
A former senior FBI official said agents are hamstrung in fighting white nationalist violence because they’re ‘wary of pissing off the guy in the Oval Office’
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Uruguay just warned citizens against visiting the US after the El Paso shooting that reportedly targeted Hispanic people

Uruguay cautioned citizens against travelling to the US, citing hate crimes and “the indiscriminate possession of firearms by the population,” The Washington Post reported. While Uruguay’s foreign ministry, which issued the warning, didn’t specifically talk about the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend, the El […]
Uruguay just warned citizens against visiting the US after the El Paso shooting that reportedly targeted Hispanic people
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‘We are not helpless here’: Former President Barack Obama made a rare public statement calling for action on gun violence after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton

Former President Barack Obama issued a rare and lengthy public statement calling for action to reduce gun violence after two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, killed a combined 31 people over the weekend. “No other developed nation tolerates the level of gun violence that we do. […]
‘We are not helpless here’: Former President Barack Obama made a rare public statement calling for action on gun violence after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton
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Trump said people with mental illness should be ‘involuntarily confined’ if necessary to prevent mass shootings, despite research showing a lack of connection between mental illness and gun violence

President Donald Trump said on Monday he believed people with mental illness should be “involuntarily confined” in certain circumstances in order to prevent mass shootings. Trump made the comments after two devastating mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens […]
Trump said people with mental illness should be ‘involuntarily confined’ if necessary to prevent mass shootings, despite research showing a lack of connection between mental illness and gun violence
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‘A bulls— soup of ineffective words’: Cory Booker blasts Trump’s remarks on the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso

Sen. Cory Booker blasted President Donald Trump‘s remarks on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, calling them “a bulls— soup of ineffective words.” Booker’s campaign manager, Addisu Demissie, posted the Democratic presidential candidate’s message on Twitter, saying, “I will let the boss speak for himself.” The […]
‘A bulls— soup of ineffective words’: Cory Booker blasts Trump’s remarks on the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso
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FBI agents are reluctant to pursue white nationalist extremists because they don’t want to target Trump’s base, former counterterrorism official says

A former FBI counterterrorism agent, Dave Gomez, told The Washington Post he thought that a fear of being seen as targeting President Donald Trump’s base was muting the agency’s response to violence by white nationalists. “There’s some reluctance among agents to bring forth an investigation that targets what the president […]
FBI agents are reluctant to pursue white nationalist extremists because they don’t want to target Trump’s base, former counterterrorism official says
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In a ‘Fox & Friends’ segment, Texas’ Lieutenant Governor suggested violent video games and a lack of prayer in schools could be factors in the El Paso mass shooting

After a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas took 22 lives and injured 24 others on Saturday, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made a Sunday morning “Fox & Friends” appearance to discuss the shooter’s motives. Patrick suggested that, apart from being an anti-immigrant hate crime, as laid out in what […]
In a ‘Fox & Friends’ segment, Texas’ Lieutenant Governor suggested violent video games and a lack of prayer in schools could be factors in the El Paso mass shooting
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‘Trump has to stop’: The president’s racist, anti-immigrant rhetoric has encouraged mass shootings, including El Paso, according to hate and extremism expert

After two mass shootings in under 24 hours claimed 31 lives so far in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project Director Heidi Beirich tells Business Insider that hate-driven violence is to blame for the majority of domestic terrorism in the US. Beirich says […]
‘Trump has to stop’: The president’s racist, anti-immigrant rhetoric has encouraged mass shootings, including El Paso, according to hate and extremism expert
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The men behind the US’s deadliest mass shootings have domestic violence — not mental illness — in common

Many of the deadliest mass-shooting perpetrators have a history of threatening, committing, or verbalizing domestic violence. Perpetrators of domestic violence are supposed to be barred from buying guns nationwide. High-capacity firearms have been relatively easy for recent killers to get their hands on. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
The men behind the US’s deadliest mass shootings have domestic violence — not mental illness — in common