Following the recent mass shootings in the United States of America, the President, Donald Trump has officially addressed the incidents.
In his address, he condemned “racism, hatred and white supremacy” in the mass shootings that left 29 dead in Texas and Ohio.
He called for mental health gun control reforms, an end to the glorification of violence in society and the death penalty for those behind the shootings.
Mental health and hate pull the trigger, not the gun.Mr Trump said, speaking at the White House on Monday.
He however did not express support for gun control measures proposed in Congress.
Mr Trump said government agencies must work together and identify individuals who may commit violent acts, prevent their access to firearms and also suggested involuntary confinement as a way to stop potential attackers.
Today, I’m also directing the Department of Justice to propose legislation ensuring that those who commit hate crimes and mass murders face the death penalty and that this punishment be delivered decisively and quickly.