Skip to comments.President Trump Demands the Death Penalty For Mass Shooters,
Posted on 08/05/2019 8:39:34 AM PDT by Kaslin
Speaking from the White House Monday morning with Vice President Mike Pence by his side, President Donald Trump addressed the nation and responded to two mass shootings that took place over the weekend. Dozens of people were killed and severely wounded in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.
"These barbaric slaughters are an assault upon our communities, an attack on our nation and a crime against all humanity. We are outraged by this monstrous evil, the cruelty, the malice, bloodshed and the terror. Our hearts are shattered for every family whose parents, children, husbands and wives were ripped from their arms and their lives. America weeps for the fallen. We are a loving nation and our children are entitled to grow up in a just, peaceful and loving society," Trump said, calling law enforcement who responded to the shootings American heroes. "Together we lock arms to shoulder the grief. We ask God in heaven to ease the anguish of those who suffer and we vow to act with urgent resolve."
"In one voice our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy," he continued. "These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America."
President Trump called for action to solve mass shootings and urged Congress to put partisanship aside to come up with solutions.
"Now is the time to set destructive partisanship aside," Trump said. "Our future is in our control. America will always rise to the challenge....it is not up to mentally ill monsters, it is up to us."
"Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun...I am open and ready to listen and discuss all ideas that will actually work and make a very big difference," he continued.
President Trump gave a detailed outline of what the White House is doing in the meantime to solve this problem.
"The internet has provided a dangerous avenue to radicalize disturbed minds and perform demented acts. We must shine light on the dark recesses of the internet and stop mass murders before they start," he said, directing Attorney General Bill Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray to fully investigate.
President Trump also urged social media companies to develop tools to detect mass shooters and advocated for a death penalty against mass shooters that is delivered "quickly and decisively."
President Trump also sent his condolences to the Mexican government after a number of citizens were killed in El Paso.
The flags at the White House have been lowered to half-staff and will remain there until Thursday in honor of the victims.
You can watch the President's full remarks below.
Hang them in the Village Square. (No, not those dastardly White Supremacists, the Murderers)
>>>President Trump also sent his condolences to the Mexican government after a number of citizens were killed in El Paso<<<
Were they here on Vacation?
But, but - what about the incomes of do-gooder lawyers who will drag the case out for decades?
No Mr. President, only unborn babies who’ve never done wrong deserve the death penalty! </liberal logic>
Death penalty is definitely the correct punishment for mass murderers, regardless of actual motivation.
Someone needs to tell Trump that you cant fix stupid or crazy. You can’t legislate morality. You can’t prevent people in a free republic from defending themselves. I think Trump can understand these truths. The Democrats believe you fix crazy and stupid, legislate against self protection, and yet they think Trump is the problem.
I think hackers and identity thieves should also get the death penalty.
While we’re at it, how about we throttle the sensationalist media?
Federal death penalty for what? These murders are a state crime and I believe both Ohio and Texas have the death penalty on the books. I’m sure that Texas is more than capable of executing the murderer from El Paso. As for Ohio, the police took care of that.
The Congress can and should have an expedited judicial procedure for these people.
Arrest, trial and execution within a month.................
An American adult has officially spoken adult American.
How many of us wonder why perps end up back at the police station ?
What about the death penalty for Antifa and their other clone groups committing “hate” crimes?
I’d like to see the numbers of how many people are killed by “white supremacists” compared to people with other skin tones.
Why? The SOB’s don’t care if they live or die. They will do their deed, get on the front page and be famous. Notice how many kill themselves after the event. They do it with their own death penalty. Sadly, its going to turn into a challenge event on the internet. More to come. The death penalty should be applied on the first shot before more lives are sacrificed.
I wonder how many victims in El Paso were “Mexican” and how many were Anglo?
I wonder if those stats will ever be released.
“The death penalty should be applied on the first shot before more lives are sacrificed.”
That “death penalty” needs to be “applied” by someone who is carrying. Just look at the Dayton shooting. The cops were there almost immediately, and yet nine people had already died. The best cops in the world can’t fix this problem, the armed populace has to be allowed to step in.
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