Texas Shooting Was ‘Mental Health’ Problem Not A ‘Guns Situation,’ Trump Says
“We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries," President Donald Trump said of the mass shooting in Texas that left 26 dead.
The Washington Post:
Trump Says Texas Shooting Is A Problem Of Mental Health, Not Guns
President Trump declared that the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Tex. that left at least 26 people dead was not “a guns situation,” saying instead he believed that “mental health” was the problem. Trump’s comments came at a news conference in Tokyo, when he was asked about the shooting at a South Texas church and if stricter gun laws were the answer. (Parker, 11/6)
The New York Times:
Gun Death Rate Rose Again In 2016, C.D.C. Says
The rate of gun deaths in the United States rose in 2016 to about 12 per 100,000 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released on Friday. That was up from a rate of about 11 for every 100,000 people in 2015, and it reflected the second consecutive year that the mortality rate in that category rose in the United States. (Hauser, 11/4)