President Trump Urges Strong Background Checks after Mass Shooting

first_imgPresident Trump says we cannot let those killed in the weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio die in vain. ….this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2019 Two mass shootings less than 24 hours apart have claimed the lives of 29 people and injured countless more in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.President Trump will speak about the two deadly mass shootings at 10:00 this morning. The President said he spoke at length with Attorney General William Barr, FBI Director Christopher Wray and the governors of Texas and Ohio following two mass shootings this weekend.Trump explained this is a mental illness problem and it has to be stopped after going on for years and years.The President offered his condolences to the families impacted in El Paso and Dayton.He also thanked law enforcement for their work, as he said both situations could have been a lot worse.We will carry his remarks live here on 850wftl…After three mass shootings left at least 32 people dead in the span of a week, FBI Director Chris Wray has ordered the agency’s offices across the country to conduct a new threat assessment in effort to thwart mass attacks, law enforcement sources tell CNN https://t.co/7j6t6N5FdR— CNN (@CNN) August 5, 2019 Trump took to Twitter this morning and said bipartisan support is needed for strong background checks when it comes to firearms.He suggested that it could be tied to immigration reform legislation and that something good, if not great, could come out of these tragic events. The FBI has opened a domestic terror investigation into the El Paso shooting.last_img read more

Syracuse’s leading receiver Trishton Jackson declares for 2020 NFL Draft

first_img“I can’t be gracious enough for the opportunity to play the game I love at both Michigan State and Syracuse University,” Jackson’s statement read, in part.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe former Michigan State receiver transferred to Syracuse in the spring of 2018 in the hopes of jumpstarting his football career. After scoring a touchdown in his debut in the 2018 Camping World Bowl, Jackson led SU with 66 catches for 1023 yards and 11 touchdowns.Jackson, Dino Babers’ third 1000-yard receiver in four seasons at Syracuse, leaves a clear void in need of filling next season. Jackson caught a team-high 11 touchdowns in 2019.SU’s options at receiver for 2020 include Taj Harris, Nykeim Johnson, Cameron Jordan, Anthony Queeley, Ed Hendrix and Courtney Jackson. Tight ends Luke Benson and Aaron Hackett accounted for nine touchdowns in 2019. Facebook Twitter Google+ Trishton Jackson, Syracuse’s leading receiver last season, declared for the 2020 NFL Draft on Thursday afternoon via Twitter and will forego his final season of eligibility. Published on December 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Commentslast_img read more