President Trump anuncia medidas para combatir los hechos violentos de asesinatos masivos.
The President: Good morning.
My fellow Americans, this morning, our nation is overcome
with shock, horror, and sorrow.
This weekend, more than 80 people were killed or wounded in
two evil attacks.
On Saturday morning, in El Paso, Texas, a wicked man went to
a Walmart store, where families were shopping with their loved ones.
He shot and murdered 20 people, and injured 26 others,
including precious little children.
Then, in the early hours of Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio,
another twisted monster opened fire on a crowded downtown street.
He murdered 9 people, including his own sister, and injured
The First Lady and I join all Americans in praying and
grieving for the victims, their families, and the survivors.
We will stand by their side forever.
We will never forget.
These barbaric slaughters are an assault upon our communities,
an attack upon our nation, and a
crime against all of humanity.
We are outraged and sickened by this monstrous evil, the
cruelty, the hatred, the malice, the 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.
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
I want to thank the many law enforcement personnel who
responded to these atrocities with the extraordinary grace and courage of
I have spoken with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Ohio
Governor Mike DeWine, as well as Mayor Dee Margo of El Paso, Texas, and Mayor
Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio, to express our profound sadness and unfailing
Today, we also send the condolences of our nation to President
Obrador of Mexico, and all the people of Mexico, for the loss of their citizens
in the El Paso shooting.
Terrible, terrible thing.
I have also been in close contact with Attorney General Barr
and FBI Director Wray. Federal authorities are on the ground, and I have directed
them to provide any and all assistance required — whatever is needed.
The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by
In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and
These sinister ideologies must be defeated.
Hate has no place in America.
Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the
We have asked the FBI to identify all further resources they
need to investigate and disrupt hate crimes and domestic terrorism — whatever
We must recognize that 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.
The Internet, likewise, is used for human trafficking,
illegal drug distribution, and so many other heinous crimes.
The perils of the Internet and social media cannot be ignored,
and they will not be ignored.
In the two decades since Columbine(April
22, 1999), our nation has watched with rising horror and dread as one mass shooting
has followed another — over and over again, decade after decade.
We cannot allow ourselves to feel powerless.
We can and will stop this evil contagion.
In that task, we must honor the sacred memory of those we
have lost by acting as one people.
Open wounds cannot heal if we are divided.
We must seek real, bipartisan solutions.
We have to do that in a bipartisan manner.
That will truly make America safer and better for all.
First, we must do a better job of identifying and acting on
early warning signs.
I am directing the Department of Justice to work in partisan
— partnership with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as social media
companies, to develop tools that can detect mass shooters before they strike.
As an example, the monster in the Parkland high school in
Florida had many red flags against him, and yet nobody took decisive action.
Nobody did anything.
Second, we must stop the glorification of violence in our
This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are
It is too easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves
with a culture that celebrates violence.
We must stop or substantially reduce this, and it has to
Cultural change is hard, but each of us can choose to build
a culture that celebrates the inherent worth and dignity of every human life.
That’s what we have to do.
Third, we must reform our mental health laws to better
identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and
make sure those people not only get treatment, but, when necessary, involuntary
Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.
Fourth, we must make sure that those judged to pose a grave
risk to public safety do not have access to firearms, and that, if they do,
those firearms can be taken through rapid due process.
That is why I have called for red flag laws, also known as
extreme risk protection orders.
Today, I am 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 capital punishment be delivered quickly,
decisively, and without years of needless delay.
These are just a few of the areas of cooperation that we can
I am open and ready to listen and discuss all ideas that
will actually work and make a very big difference.
Republicans and Democrats have proven that we can join together
in a bipartisan fashion to address this plague.
Last year, we enacted the STOP
School Violence and Fix NICS Acts into
law, providing grants to improve school safety and strengthening critical background
checks for firearm purchases.
At my direction, the Department of Justice banned bump
Last year, we prosecuted a record number of firearms offenses.
But there is so much more that we have to do.
Now is the time to set destructive partisanship aside — so
destructive — and find the courage to answer hatred with unity, devotion, and
Our future is in our control.
America will rise to the challenge.
We will always have, and we always will win.
The choice is ours and ours alone.
It is not up to mentally ill monsters; it is up to us.
If we are able to pass great legislation after all of these
years, we will ensure that those who were attacked will not have died in vain.
May God bless the memory of those who perished.
May God protect them.
May God protect all of those from Texas to Ohio.
May God bless the victims and their families.
May God bless America.
Thank you very much.