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Trump vows actionBut president gives few details; Democrats call for his defeat

Aug 06, 2019 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday condemned weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio as barbaric crimes "against all humanity" and called for bipartisan cooperation to respond to an epidemic of gun violence. He blamed mental illness and video games but made no mention of more limits on sales of firearms.

Trump said he wanted legislation providing "strong background checks" for gun buyers, though he has reneged on previous promises after mass attacks. He offered few details.

"We vow to act with urgent resolve," Trump said, speaking from the White House about shootings that left 31 dead as the count rose on Monday....