US talk radio host and political commentator, Ethan Bearman, says conditions for gun control reform have improved following the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso.
The US president has visited two cities hit by mass shootings, with the El Paso attack being probed as a hate crime. Ahead of his trip, Trump claimed there was "no political appetite" for an assault rifle ban in the US.
Democrats and over 200 city mayors have urged Mitch McConnell to bring senators back to Washington to vote on gun control. NRA chief Wayne LaPierre reportedly warned President Trump against background check legislation.
Donald Trump is considering action to prevent mass shootings after a total of 29 people were killed in attacks in Texas and Ohio. Democratic candidates say the president encouraged the gunman in El Paso, Texas.
The suspect in last Saturday's mass shooting in El Paso has told police he was targeting 'Mexicans' in the attack. Authorities believe he wrote a racist screed decrying a 'Hispanic invasion' of the US.
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