Michael Aaron | August 6, 2019 | NJ Spotlight |
Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signs three gun violence bills; Gov. Phil Murphy and Sen. Cory Booker call for action nationwide
Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signed three gun violence bills Monday as the nation is still reeling from this weekend’s two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
President Donald Trump on Monday addressed the nation and said, “We are outraged.”
“The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate. In one voice our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul,” Trump said.
The president then focused his remarks on mental illness. Although Trump did condemn white racism, that was not enough for Sen. Cory Booker.
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