Aug 5, 2019

Mexico urges tighter gun control in U.S. after El Paso mass shooting

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a ceremony to celebrate his administration's first anniversary at Zocalo on July 01, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Photo: Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador urged the U.S. at a news conference Monday to tighten gun control legislation following Saturday's shooting in El Paso, Texas, which left 22 people dead, including 8 Mexican nationals.

What he's saying: "We are very respectful of what other governments decide, but we think that these unfortunate events in the U.S. should prompt reflection, analysis and the decision to control the indiscriminate sale of guns," López Obrador said, per Bloomberg News.

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