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Beyond Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton: A Week of Bloodshed Underscores a Spate of Mass Shootings
At least nine people were killed early Sunday when a gunman attacked an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, the nation’s third mass shooting in less than a week after fatalities in El Paso and Gilroy, Calif. The bloodshed in Ohio on Sunday was the 32nd mass killing by firearms in the United States this year. A mass killing is defined by the Justice Department as three or more killings in a single episode. There is no legal definition for the term “mass shooting,” despite its frequent use by gun control groups and the news media. Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter Here are some of the deadliest shootings in 2019.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that his Liberals, if re-elected in an October ballot, will bring in tougher gun control measures following a spate of shootings in Toronto.
He stopped short, however, of promising a handgun ban called for by Toronto Mayor John Tory after 17 people were shot last holiday weekend, which brought the total number of shootings so far this year in Canada's largest city to 267. The figure is up from 248 in the same period last year.
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"Recent shootings have underscored the need for common sense firearms policy," the prime minister told a joint press conference with the mayor.
"We need action. But Mayor Tory and I agree that we can't simply arrest our way out of this problem."
Most of the shootings have been blamed on gang violence and illegal guns.
Although gun violence in Canada has been far less frequent and impactful than in the neighboring United States, it is still shaping up to be a major election issue with the Liberals and Conservatives -- which support tougher penalties for gun crimes -- running neck and neck in the polls.
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Trudeau noted his government's recent efforts to combat gun violence, including bringing in enhanced background checks, new record-keeping requirements for retailers, restrictions on transporting guns and measures to stem gun smuggling.
"We recognize that too many families across Toronto have suffered tragedies this summer from (gun) violence," he said.
"We know there is more to do," he added. "That's why we look forward to putting forward a plan that will continue to invest in controlling our guns and keeping our communities safer and that's exactly the thing we're going to move forward with with a stronger mandate."
Trump, Trudeau discussed developments in Hong Kong, Canadians held in China.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the Hong Kong protests and the ongoing detention of two Canadians by the Chinese government, a statement from Trudeau's office said on Friday. © Reuters/JONATHAN ERNST U.S. President Trump meets with Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau at the White House in Washington The Hong Kong protests started as a peaceful rebuke of the government in April but have evolved into a direct challenge to Communist Party rule over this former British colony.
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