WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering legislation on arms restrictions as he prepares to visit the cities of El Paso and Dayton after two indiscriminate shootings in which dozens were killed and wounded, his spokesman said on Tuesday.
Spokesman Hogan Gedley said Trump was considering legislation to verify the background of those who want to buy weapons passed by the House of Representatives and other bills, according to Bloomberg News.
Jideli said that the administration will study solutions, laws or executive procedures to make citizens safer. "This is not about legislation that makes citizens feel comfortable, but about legislation or executive work that makes citizens really feel safer," he said.
The United States has been hit by two shootings separated by hours on Saturday and Sunday, killing 31 people and injuring dozens in both El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. The authorities classified the two incidents as "racially motivated hate crimes".
The US city of El Paso is mourning for the fourth day in a row as local city officials prepare to welcome President Trump as part of a lightning visit to meet survivors and local police.
Trump will travel to El Paso and Dayton on Wednesday, and Vice President Mike Pence said the trip was aimed at providing "sympathy and support" after the incidents.
Both incidents have criticized Trump's immigration policy, campaign to address it and the language he uses toward immigrants. That they came from. "
Democratic presidential candidates denounced the rise in violence with firearms, and several Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election indirectly blamed Trump, accusing him of fueling "fear, intolerance and hatred," Senator Corey Booker said. A statement to CNN.
Despite repeated shootings in the United States and hundreds of deaths, gun ownership laws remained a thorny issue in Congress, especially as lawmakers failed to introduce substantive changes to amend them.