Aug 4, 2019

After El Paso mass shooting, gun control advocates march on Capitol

Several hundred gun control advocates marched on the White House and the Capitol Saturday night in a demonstration at least partly inspired by the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, AP reports.

The big picture: Moms Demand Action volunteers were among those to mobilize. They were already in Washington, D.C., for a conference, USA Today reports. "[W]e wanted to turn our grief into action," Moms Demand Action volunteer Elva Mendoza told USA Today.

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Beto O'Rourke halts campaign to return home to El Paso after shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke became emotional as he told a news conference he's paused campaigning to return to his hometown of El Paso, Texas, following a shooting there, which killed at least 20 Walmart shoppers.

Details: "I’m incredibly saddened and it is very hard to think about this," the former Texas congressman said during a campaign stop in Nevada. "I’m going back there right now to be with my family and to be with my hometown." He later said there'd been a rise in hate crimes during President Trump's administration. He noted Trump has called Mexicans rapists and criminals.

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This article has been updated with O'Rourke's comments on Trump.

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

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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El Paso mass shooting: Mexico threatens legal action against the U.S.

A memorial outside the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Mexico threatened legal action Sunday against the U.S. for failing to protect its citizens after a shooting in the border city of El Paso, Texas, killed 20 people, including several Mexican nationals, the New York Times reports.

Details: Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the Mexican government was looking into extraditing the suspect to Mexico on a terrorism charge over Saturday's shooting, per CNN. Mexico also plans legal action against the seller who provided the weapon used in the attack, according to the NYT.

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