President Trump addresses weekend’s deadly mass shootings, live stream | CBS News Special Report

President Trump addresses weekend’s deadly mass shootings, live stream | CBS News Special Report


MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL IN FLORIDA ON VALENTINE’S DAY IN 2018 HE SAID THE SAME THING. HE SAID THAT TO THE PARENTS OF THE VICTIMS INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE, THAT HE WOULD BE STRONG ON THE CHECKS AND HE WOULD CONSIDER RAISING FOR EXAMPLE THE LEGAL AGE LIMIT TO PURCHASE SEMI AUTOMATIC WEAPONS FROM 18 TO 21. HE SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED HAVING TO DO MORE REVIEWS OF PEOPLE WHO BUY GUNS. THEN THAT WENT AWAY, FADED AFTER STRONG PUSH BACK FROM HIS PARTY AND THE NRA. SO HE REALLY HAS TO ANSWER HERE WHAT HE MEANS. YOU MENTIONED THIS TWEET, BUT THAT’S ALL WE HAVE UNFORTUNATELY. IT’S A FEW WORDS THAT SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN. UNFORTUNATELY, AS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST, HE WAS VAGUE. THERE ARE OTHER THINGS WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR AS THE PRESIDENT MAKES REMARKS. NUMBER ONE, HOW WILL HE RESPOND TO CLAIMS THAT HE IS TO BLAME FOR WHAT HAPPENED IN EL PASO GIVEN WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE SHOOTER’S MOTIVE, GIVEN THE ALMOST IDENTICAL LANGUAGE THAT THE GUNMAN USED IN TALKING ABOUT CRISIS AT THE BORDER WITH REGARD TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. NUMBER TWO, HOW WILL HE CHARACTERIZE THE SHOOTING? WORDS MATTER HERE. SO FAR THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT USED WORDS LIKE RACISM, WHITE SUPREMACY, TERRORISM TO DESCRIBE THIS EVEN THOUGH WE KNOW FEDERAL AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING THIS AS AN ACT OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM. WE KNOW LAWMAKERS HAVE USED WHITE RACISMTO DESCRIBE WHAT HAPPENED. WE KNOW THAT HIS DAUGHTER IVANKA WHO IS A CLOSE ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT EVEN SAID WHITE SUPREMACY LIKE ALL FORMS OF EVIL MUST BE STOPPED. IT MATTERS HOW THE PRESIDENT LAS VEGAS PHASE THE SHOOTING. HE HAS SAID THIS IS A RESULT OF MENTAL ILLNESS. HE SAID THESE ARE SICK PEOPLE, BUT HE HAS NOT USED THOSE VERY WORDS IN DESCRIBING WHAT HAPPENED IN EL PASO. HE WILL ALSO HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE OTHER SHOOTING IN COLUMBUS AND AGAIN BACK TO OUR ORIGINAL POINT, WHAT HAPPENS NOW? HE WILL HAVE TO TELL THE COUNTRY WHAT HE PLANS TO DO TO PREVENT MORE ATTACKS IN THE FUTURE. NORAH. >>WEIJIA JIANG AT THE WHITE HOUSE NOTING THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS RENEGED ON PREVIOUS RESPONSES TO GET TOUGHER ON BACKGROUND CHECKS. IT DOES NOT YET CLEAR WHETHER STRONGER BACKGROUND CHECKS WOULD HAVE STOPPED EITHER OF THE SHOOTERS IN DAYTON OR IN EL PASO. AN IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE, FBI HAS ISSUED AN EXTRAORDINARY STATEMENT FROM ITS DIRECTOR LATE LAST NIGHT IN WHICH THE FBI DIRECTOR CHRIS WRAY SAID HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT A CONTINUED THREAT BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXTREMISTS AND PURPOSE TRAY TORRS OF HATE CRIMES EVEN SAYING FBI IS WORRIED PEOPLE MAY BE INSPIRED BY SOME HIGH PROFILE ATTACKS THAT HAVE HAPPENED. THIS HAS DRAWN CONCERN OF THOSE ON CAPITOL HILL, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS. I KNOW DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE HAVE TRIED TO PASS TOUGHER GUN LAWS JUST THIS YEAR BUT NOTHING CAME OF IT, RIGHT? >>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT. THOSE BILLS HAVE STALLED HERE IN THE SENATE BACK IN FEBRUARY. DEMOCRATS WHO NOW CONTROL THE HOUSE PASSED A UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECK BILL. IT PICKED UP SUPPORT FROM EIGHT HOUSE REPUBLICANS. THE PRESIDENT NOW SAYS HE SUPPORTS MORE BACKGROUND CHECKS. THE WHITE HOUSE IS STILL OFFICIALLY OPPOSED TO THE LEGISLATION. THE PRESIDENT HAS THREATENED TO VETO THAT LEGISLATION. NRA OPPOSES ARGUING BACKGROUND CHECKS DON’T WORK, ARGUING THAT THE LEGISLATION WOULD BE TOO OWNEROUS FOR GUN OWNERS. WHILE YOU HAVE DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE CALLING ON SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER TO BRING EVERYONE BACK IN THE MIDST OF THE FIVE WEEK RECESS TO HOLD SOME KIND OF EMERGENCY SESSION TO DEAL WITH GUN VIOLENCE, IT’S HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN, NORAH, BECAUSE THE REALITY IS MANY REPUBLICANS ON CAPITOL HILL, EVEN THOUGH THEY KNOW THAT A VAST MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SUPPORT BEEFING UP BACKGROUND CHECKS, THEY ALSO WORRY THIS CAN BE A SLIPPERY SLOPE. IF YOU PASS A BILL ADDRESSING BACKGROUND CHECKS, DEMOCRATS WILL SIMPLY WANT MORE AND MORE LEGISLATION ADDRESSING THE GUN VIOLENCE PROBLEM, ADDRESSING GUN CONTROL, SOMETHING MANY REPUBLICANS OPPOSE. >>WE ARE LOOKING AT LIVE PICTURES FROM INSIDE THE DIPLOMATIC ROOM WHERE WE ARE EXPECTING THE PRESIDENT TO SPEAK TO THE NATION. THE PRESIDENT MENTIONED THIS MORNING HE WOULD TRY AND MARRY BACKGROUND CHECKS WITH IMMIGRATION REFORM LEGISLATION, TWO THINGS THAT CAN’T GET DONE ON THEIR OWN. HOW WOULD THEY GET DONE TOGETHER? >>Reporter: THAT WAS AN INTERESTING STRATEGIC APPROACH, NORAH. TYPICALLY WITH A YOU TRY TO DO WHEN YOU NEED TO PASS SOMETHING CONTROVERSIAL IS MARRY IT TO SOMETHING THAT’S NOT CONTROVERSIAL. THAT’S HOW YOU GET SOMETHING OVER THE FINISH LINE. THE IDEA THAT YOU WOULD TAKE SOMETHING CONTROVERSIAL AND MARRY IT TO SOMETHING AS CONTROVERSIAL IF NOT MORE SO, THAT IS TYPICALLY A STRATEGY WE DON’T SEE ON CAPITOL HILL. I SUPPOSE THE THINKING IS TAKE SOMETHING DEMOCRATS WANT, GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION, AND MARRY TO SOMETHING REPUBLICANS REALLY WANT, IMMIGRATION CONTROLS AND PERHAPS YOU’VE GOT A WINNING APPROACH HERE. IF YOU TALK TO DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN LEADERS, THEY REALLY THINK GETTING SOMETHING LIKE THAT OVER THE FINISH LINE WOULD BE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE. IN FACT, YOU DON’T SEE MUCH OF AN EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE REPUBLICANS TO EVEN TRY TO PUSH COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THE POLITICS. >>LET’S LISTEN NOW TO THE PRESIDENT JOINED BY THE VICE PRESIDENT. >>MY FELLOW AMERICANS, THIS MORNING OUR NATION IS OVERCOME WITH SHOCK, HORROR, AND SORROW. THIS WEEKEND MORE THAN 80 PEOPLE WERE KILLED OR WOUNDED IN TWO EVIL ATTACKS. ONE SATURDAY MORNING IN EL PASO, TEXAS, A WICKED MAN WENT TO A WALMART STORE WHERE FAMILIES WERE SHOPPING WITH THEIR LOVED ONES. HE SHOT AND MURDERED 20 PEOPLE AND INJURED 26 OTHERS INCLUDING PRECIOUS LITTLE CHILDREN. THEN IN THE EARLY HOURS OF SUNDAY MORNING, DAYTON, OHIO, ANOTHER TWISTED MONSTER OPENED FIRE ON A CROWDED DOWNTOWN STREET. HE MURDERED NINE PEOPLE INCLUDING HIS OWN SISTER AND INJURED 27 OTHERS. THE FIRST LADY AND I JOIN ALL AMERICANS IN PRAYING AND GRIEVING FOR THE VICTIMS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THE SURVIVORS. WE WILL STAND BY THEIR SIDE FOREVER. WE WILL NEVER FORGET. THESE BARBARIC SLAUGHTERS ARE AN ASSAULT UPON OUR COMMUNITIES, AN ATTACK UPON OUR NATION, AND A CRIME AGAINST ALL OF HUMANITY. WE ARE OUTRAGED AND SICKENED BY THIS MONSTROUS EVIL, THE CRUELTY, THE HIDE RED, THE MALICE, THE BLOOD SHED, THE TERROR. OUR HEARTS ARE SHATTERED FOR EVERY FAMILY WHOSE PARENTS, CHILDREN, HUSBANDS, WIVES WERE RIPPED FROM THEIR ARMS AND THEIR LIVES. AMERICA WEEPS FOR THE FALLEN. WE ARE A LOVING NATION AND OUR CHILDREN ARE ENTITLED TO GROW UP IN A JUST, PEACEFUL, LOVING SOCIETY. TOGETHER, WE LOCK ARMS TO SHOULDER THE GRIEF. WE ASK GOD IN HEAVEN TO EASE THE ANGUISH OF THOSE WHO SUFFER AND WE VOW TO ACT WITH URGENT RESOLVE. I WANT TO THANK THE MANY LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL WHO RESPONDED TO THESE ATROCITIES WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY GRACE AND COURAGE OF AMERICAN HEROES. I HAVE SPOKEN WITH TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT AND THE OHIO GOVERNOR AS WELL AS THE MAYOR IN EL PASO, TEXAS AND THE MAYOR IN DAYTON, OHIO TO EXPRESS OUR PROFOUND SADNESS AND UNFAILING SUPPORT. TODAY WE ALSO SEND CONDOLENCES OF OUR NATION TO THE PRESIDENT IN MEXICO AND ALL THE PEOPLE OF MEXICO FOR THE LOSS OF THEIR CITIZENS IN THE EL PASO SHOOTING. TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE THING. I HAVE ALSO BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR AND FBI DIRECTOR WRAY. FEDERAL AUTHORITIES ARE ON THE GROUND AND I HAVE DIRECTED THEM TO PROVIDE ANY AND ALL ASSISTANCE REQUIRED, WHATEVER IS NEEDED. THE SHOOTER IN EL PASO POSTED A MANIFESTO ONLINE CONSUMED BY RACIST HATE. IN ONE VOICE, OUR NATION MUST CONDEMN RACISM, BIGOTRY, WHITE SUPREMACY. THE SINISTER IDEALOGIES MUST BE DEFEATED. HATE HAS NO PLACE IN AMERICA. HATRED WARPS THE MIND, RAVAGES THE HEART, AND DEVOURS THE SOUL. WE HAVE ASKED THE FBI TO IDENTIFY ALL FURTHER RESOURCES THEY NEED TO INVESTIGATE AND DISRUPT HATE CRIMES AND DOMESTIC TERRORISM, WHATEVER THEY NEED. WE MUST RECOGNIZE THAT THE INTERNET HAS PROVIDED A DANGEROUS AVENUE TO RADICALIZE DISTURBED MINDS AND PERFORM DIMMENTED ACTS. WE MUST SHINE LIGHTS ON THE DARK RESOURCES OF THE INTERNET AND STOP MASS MURDERS BEFORE THEY START. THE INTERNET LIKEWISE IS USED FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING, ILLEGAL DRUG DISTRIBUTION, SO MANY OTHER HEINOUS CRIMES. THE PERILS OF INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA CANNOT BE IGNORED, AND THEY WILL NOT BE IGNORED. IN THE TWO DECADES SINCE COLUMBINE OUR NATION HAS WATCHED ARE RISING HORROR AND DREAD AS ONE MASS SHOOTING HAS FOLLOWED ANOTHER, OVER AND OVER AGAIN, DECADE AFTER DECADE. WE CANNOT ALLOW OURSELVES TO FEEL POWERLESS. WE CAN AND WILL STOP THIS EVIL CONTAGEN. IN THAT TASK WE MUST HONOR SACRED MEMORY OF THOSE WE HAVE LOST BY ACTING AS ONE PEOPLE. OPEN WOUNDS CANNOT HEAL IF WE ARE DIVIDED. WE MUST SEEK REAL BIPARTISAN SOLUTIONS. WE HAVE TO DO THAT IN A BIPARTISAN MANNER THAT WILL TRULY MAKE AMERICA SAFER AND BETTER FOR ALL. FIRST, WE MUST DO A BETTER JOB OF IDENTIFYING AND ACTING ON EARLY WARNING SIGNS. I AM DIRECTING DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL, STATE, FEDERAL AGENCIES AS WELL AS SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES TO DEVELOP TOOLS THAT CAN DETECT MASS SHOOTERS BEFORE THEY STRIKE. AS AN EXAMPLE, THE MONSTER IN THE PARKLAND HIGH SCHOOL IN FLORIDA HAD MANY RED FLAGS AGAINST HIM. YET NOBODY TOOK DECISIVE ACTION. NOBODY DID ANYTHING. WHY NOT? SECOND, WE MUST STOP THE GLORIFICATION OF VIOLENCE IN OUR SOCIETY. THIS INCLUDES GRUESOME GRIZZLY VIDEO GAMES THAT ARE NOW COMMON PLACE. IT IS TOO EASY TODAY FOR TROUBLED YOUTH TO SURROUND THEMSELVES WITH A CULTURE THAT CELEBRATES VIOLENCE. WE MUST STOP OR SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE THIS, AND IT HAS TO BEGIN IMMEDIATELY. CULTURAL CHANGE IS HARD. BUT EACH OF US CAN CHOOSE TO BUILD A CULTURE THAT CELEBRATES INHERIT WORTH AND DIGNITY OF EVERY HUMAN LIFE. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO. THIRD, WE MUST REFORM OUR MENTAL HEALTH LAWS TO BETTER IDENTIFY MENTALLY DISTURBED INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY COMMIT ACTS OF VIOLENCE AND MAKE SURE THOSE PEOPLE NOT ONLY GET TREATMENT BUT WHEN NECESSARY, INVOLUNTARY CONFINEMENT. MENTAL ILLNESS AND HATRED PULLS THE TRIGGER, NOT THE GUN. 4th, WE MUST MAKE SURE THAT THOSE JUDGED TO POSE A GRAVE RISK TO PUBLIC SAFETY DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO FIREARMS AND THAT IF THEY DO, THOSE FIREARMS CAN BE TAKEN THROUGH RAPID DUE PROCESS. THAT IS WHY I HAVE CALLED FOR RED FLAG LAWS ALSO KNOWN AS EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS. TODAY I AM ALSO DIRECTING DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO PROPOSE LEGISLATION ENSURING THAT THOSE WHO COMMIT HATE CRIMES AND MASS MURDERS FACE THE DEATH PENALTY AND THIS CAPITOL PUNISHMENT BE DELIVERED QUICKLY, DECISIVELY WITHOUT YEARS OF NEED LESS DELAY. THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE AREAS OF COOPERATION WE CAN PURSUE. I AM OPEN AND READY TO LISTEN AND DISCUSS ALL IDEAS THAT WILL ACTUALLY WORK AND MAKE A VERY BIG DIFFERENCE. REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS HAVE PROVEN THAT WE CAN JOIN TOGETHER IN A BIPARTISAN FASHION TO ADDRESS THIS PLAGUE. LAST YEAR WE ENACTED STOP SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND FIX ACTS INTO LAW PROVIDING GRANTS TO IMPROVE SCHOOL SAFETY AND STRENGTHENING CRITICAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR FIREARMS PURCHASES. AT MY DIRECTION THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE BANNED BUMP STOCKS LAST YEAR. WE PROSECUTED A RECORD NUMBER OF FIREARMS OFFENSES. BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE THAT WE HAVE TO DO. NOW IS THE TIME TO SET DESTRUCTIVE PARTISANSHIP ASIDE, SO DESTRUCTIVE, AND FIND THE COURAGE TO ANSWER HATRED WITH UNITY, DEVOTION, AND LOVE. OUR FUTURE IS IN OUR CONTROL. AMERICA WILL RISE TO THE CHALLENGE. WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE AND WE ALWAYS WILL WIN. THE CHOICE IS OURS AND OURS ALONE. IT IS NOT UP TO MENTALLY ILL MONSTERS. T IS UP TO US. IF WE ARE ABLE TO PASS GREAT LEGISLATION AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS, WE WILL ENSURE THAT THOSE WHO WERE ATTACKED WILL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN. MAY GOD BLESS THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO PERISHED IN TOLEDO. MAY GOD PROTECT THEM. MAY GOD PROTECT ALL OF THOSE FROM TEXAS TO OHIO. MAY GOD BLESS THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES. MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.>>INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE, REPORTERS ARE TRYING TO GET QUESTIONS TO THE PRESIDENT. A STRONG STATEMENT WHAT HE CALLED CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, CRUELTY, HATRED, MALICE SAYING AMERICA’S HEARTS ARE SHATTERED AND AMERICA WEEPS FOR THE FALLEN FALLEN. NANCY, THE PRESIDENT HAD IN A TWEET EARLIER SAID HE WOULD CALL FOR STRONGER BACKGROUND CHECKS. WHAT DID YOU HEAR IN TERMS OF SUBSTANCE? >>Reporter: HE REALLY DIDN’T GET INTO WHAT KIND OF BACKGROUND CHECK LEGISLATION HE WOULD SUPPORT. THAT’S SOMETHING THE DEMOCRATS WERE LISTENING FOR AFTER HE KIND OF OPENED THE DOOR IN HIS TWEETS THIS MORNING. WOULD HE ACTUALLY REVERSE HIS POSITION AND SUPPORT A UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECK BILL THAT PASSED THE HOUSE BACK IN FEBRUARY? HE DIDN’T APPEAR TO DO THAT. I AM SURE IF REPORTERS HAVE A CHANCE TO FOLLOW UP WITH HIM AND HIS AIDES LATER TODAY, THEY’LL TRY TO GET SOME ANSWERS ABOUT THAT. HE DID EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR SO CALLED RED FLAG LAWS. THESE ARE LAWS THAT CERTAIN STATES LIKE INDIANA HAVE ALREADY ENACTED WHICH ALLOW AUTHORITIES TO DETAIN SOMETIMES UP TO TWO WEEKS INDIVIDUALS WHO APPEAR TO POSE IMMINENT THREAT TO THEMSELVS OR TO OTHERS AND TO DETAIN THEIR FIREARMS. HE APPEARED TO BE PUSHING FOR A LAW LIKE THAT ON A NATIONAL LEVEL, SOMETHING SOME REPUBLICANS HAVE EXPRESSED SUPPORT FOR THIS WEEKEND. ONE THING A LOT OF LAWMAKERS WERE LOOKING FOR IS WHETHER HE WOULD DO SOMETHING HE HAS DECLINED TO DO IN THE PAST PRETTY NOTABLY. THAT’S DENOUNCE WHITE SUPREMACY. HE DID AT THE VERY TOP OF HIS SPEECH. HE DENOUNCED EMPHATICALLY RACISM AND WHITE SUPREMACY, SOMETHING MANY LAWMAKERS BELIEVE IS IMPORTANT BUT WHO ALSO FEEL IT MAY HAVE COME TOO LATE. THEY BELIEVE THAT SOME OF THE PRESIDENT’S OWN RHETORIC OVER THE PAST COUPLE YEARS HAS NORMALIZED THE NOTION OF WHITE SUPREMACY IN THE COUNTRY. THEY THINK HE NEEDS TO DO MORE NOT ONLY TO SPEAK AGAINST IT BUT ALSO TO CURTAIL HIS OWN RHETORIC. >>NANCY CORDES ON CAPITOL HILL, IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT LEGISLATION. LET’S BRING IN WEIJIA JIANG AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THAT PHRASE IN PARTICULAR WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAID IN ONE VOICE OUR NATION MUST CONDEMN RACISM, BIGOTRY, WHITE SUPREMACY, THAT WAS A STEP FURTHER THAN THE PRESIDENT HAS TAKEN IN THE PAST. >>Reporter: IT REALLY IS, NORAH. IN FACT WE HAD TO WAIT FOR SOMETIME IN THE PAST AFTER SIMILAR INSTANCES. YOU REMEMBER IN CHARLOTTESVILLE AFTER A WHITE SUPREMACIST RALLY, VIOLENCE BROKE OUT. THE PRESIDENT SAID THERE ARE VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CONFLICT AND AFTER ADVISORS, LAWMAKERS, AMERICANS WERE IN HIS EAR URGING HIM TO CONDEMN WHITE SUPREMACY, HE DID THAT. THIS IS DIFFERENT. YOU ARE RIGHT. HE IMMEDIATELY CAME OUT AND SAID THIS COUNTRY WILL NOT STAND FOR IT. HE SAID THEY ARE OUTRAGED AND SICKENED BY THIS MONSTROUS EVIL. IT IS IMPORTAT TO KNOW HE DIRECTLY MENTIONED THE SHOOTER IN EL PASO WHO DENOUNCED WHAT HE CALLED HISPANIC INVASION AT THE BORDER. OF COURSE SOME OF THAT LANGUAGE MIRRORS HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS TALKED ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION CRISIS AT THE BORDER. THAT’S WHY CRITICS WERE QUICK TO DRAW THE LINK BETWEEN WHAT HAPPENED IN EL PASO AND HOW THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE MIGRANTS BEFORE. BUT IN THIS CASE HE BROUGHT UP THAT SHOOTER. HE SAID THE SINISTER IDEALOGIES MUST BE DEFEATED. HE REALLY DID SET A DIFFERENT TONE THAN IN THE PAST WHEN IT COMES TO CONDEMNING THIS HATE. >>WEIJIA JIANG AT THE WHITE HOUSE. I WANT TO BRING IN DAVID BEGNAUD WHO IS WITH ME. TODAY WHAT IS HAPPENING IN EL PASO IN TERMS OF THE SUSPECT. >>WE ARE WAITING TO SEE IF THE SUSPECT APPEARS IN COURT. WE ARE WAITING TO SEE IF FEDS FILE FEDERAL HATE CRIMES. WE ARE WAITING TO SEE BEING LED BY FEDERAL AUTHORITIES IS GOING TO BE HANDED. AT THE SCENE PEOPLE CONTINUE TO SHOW UP. IT’S QUIET. THEY STAND TO LOOK. THEY STAND TO PRAY. THEY STAND TO REFLECT. >>A COMMUNITY STILL IN MOURNING. THANK YOU SO MUCH. OUR COVERAGE ABOUT CONTINUE ON OUR 24 HOUR STREAMING SERVICE, CBSN. WATCH CBSNEWS.COM OR ON OUR CBS NEWS APP. >>>THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THERE ADDRESSING THE NATION, TAKING THAT ROLE AS CONSOLER IN CHIEF TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND A AN ADDRESS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. BEFORE THE SPEECH WEIJIA JIANG WAS SPEAKING TONORE ARE A O’DONNELL. SHE POINTED OUT WORDS MATTER. UNTIL THIS MOMENT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAD NOT USED WORD LIKE WHITE SUPREMACY, RACISM. TODAY HE DID. “IN ONE VOICE OUR NATION MUST CONDEMN RACISM, WHITE SUPREMACY … >>IT WAS INTERESTING THAT HE CALLED IT DOMESTIC TERRORISM. HE SAID HE WANTED TO GIVE FBI EVERYTHING THEY NEEDED TO GO AFTER DOMESTIC TERRORISM. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE FBI DOES NOT HAVE RESOURCES. THAT’S PART OF THE PROBLEM. >>THEY HAVE HAD TO EVOLVE. THERE HAS BEEN OVER THE LAST DECADE OR SO OR LONGER THAN THAT THIS FOCUS ON INTERNATIONAL RELATED TERRORISM AND RESOURCES HAVE GONE TO THAT. NOW FBI AND OTHER AGENCIES FRANKLY ARE IN THIS PROCESS OF EVOLVING TO ADDRESS THE CURRENT THREAT. RIGHT NOW, AND YOU HAVE HEARD DIRECTOR WRAY SAY THIS NUMEROUS TIMES LATELY, THE CURRENT THREAT IS THE RISE OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM. IN FACT THEY HAVE 850 CASES RELATED TO DOMESTIC TERRORISM. 40% ARE RACIALLY MOTIVATED DOMESTIC TERRORISM CASES. SO THIS IS AN EVOLVING FOCUS FOR FBI. >>HERE IS THE QUESTION, REBECCA, THE PRESIDENT CALLING IT OUT FOR WHAT IT IS BUT THE PRESIDENT ALSO GIVING A NUMBER OF RATIONALES IF YOU WILL AS TO WHY THESE HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES. WHEN YOU HEAR JEFF’S REPORTING ON THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE RADICALIZED. I WILL USE THE WORD THE SAME WE AS WHEN WE ARE TALKING BYES LAMBIC RADICALIZATION. THE PRESIDENT POINTED TO VIDEO GAMES, TO MENTAL HEALTH. WHAT A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WERE HOPING TO HEAR IS SOME SENSIBLE GUN LEGISLATION. DID YOU HEAR ANY OF THAT? >>I GUESS IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN WHAT HE WILL DO IN TERMS OF GUN LEGISLATION AND HOW HE MIGHT ADDRESS SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THROUGH THAT. I KNOW THAT IS TRICKY POLITICALLY AND HE CERTAINLY DIDN’T TIP HIS HAND IN THAT PARTICULAR WAY. I THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT, THIS DESIGNATION OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM FROM THE U.S. PATRIOT ACT WHICH WAS ENACTED AFTER 9/11. IT’S TRUE THAT THEY DON’T HAVE THE RESOURCES BUT IT DOES ENHANCE THINGS LAW ENFORCEMENT COULD DO THAT THEY MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO. IT GIVES MECHANISMS THAT OTHERWISE MIGHT BE SEEN AS INVASIONS OF PRIVACY, JUVENILE RECORDS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. THAT IS NOT INSIGNIFICANT. MAYBE WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS SAYING WAS WE NEED TO ENHANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT’S ABILITY DO THINGS THEY DO WITH INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM THAT THEY’RE NOT ALLOWED TO DO WITH DOMESTIC TERRORISM. THAT WILL BE COULDN’T VERSE Y’ALL BECAUSE IT WILL INVOLVE POLICING OF CITIZENS AMERICANS ARE NOT USED TO OR COMFORTABLE WITH. >>I AM THINKING WITH ABOUT HOW THE PRESIDENT FOCUSED ON INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, EVILS OF THE PLATFORMS. THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. WE USED A WORD YOU DIDN’T LIKE, SURVEIL. >>YOU SAID THAT. HAVING COVERED LAW ENFORCEMENT I KNOW THAT IS SOMETHING THEY’RE SENSITIVE ABOUT. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT CLEAR. IF YOU SEE THE COMMONALITIES, LINKS BETWEEN THESE INCIDENTS, IT IS CLEARMENT MANY OF THE ATTACKERS ARE USING THE SAME TYPE OF SEMI AUTOMATIC WEAPON THAT CAN CAUSE MASS CASUALTIES IN UNDER A MINUTE. ALSO YOU ARE SEEING PLANS DEVELOP ONLINE. YOU SEE THIS PROFILE OF PEOPLE. EVERY TIME WE COVER ONE WE KNOW THAT THEY LOOK AT THE SOCIAL MEDIA, FIND OUT WHO IT IS AND GO TO THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA. OFTEN TIMES YOU GET A BLUEPRINT FOR WHAT MAY BE COMING. LAW ENFORCEMENT IS SEEING THIS AS WELL. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT RESOURCES, YOU RAISE A GOOD POINT. YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT LAWS THAT PREVENT THEM FROM GOING HARDER AT SOME OF THE CASES BEFORE AN ATTACK OCCURS. BECAUSE THEY HAVE A HARD TIME STOPPING THESE THINGS EVEN IF THEY SPOT IT ONLINE. WHEN YOU HAVE THE ATTACKERSTHEY HAVE TO TAKE STEPS TO CARRY OUT THE ATTACK BEFORE LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN OPEN UP AND TAKE ACTION. >>IF THIS HAD BEEN AN INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE THE FBI WOULD BE ON IT, READING IT IN REAL TIME. THAT WASN’T HAPPENING. I HEAR THE PRESIDENT SAYING WE SHOULD TRY TO BE DOING SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THAT IN THESE KINDS OF CASES. THAT SEEMS FROM A LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSPECTIVE SO SMART FROM CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, CIVIL LIBERTIES PECK EFFECTIVE, SOMEWHAT TROUBLING. HOW YOU FIX IT IS PROBABLY A BUNCH OF PEOPLE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO. >>WE HAVE NANCY CORDES STANDING BY. WE HEARD THE PRESIDENT TALK ABOUT NEED FOR BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR SOLUTIONS. HE DIDN’T BRING UP BACKGROUND CHECKS THAT HE BROUGHT UP IN HIS TWEET, NOT THAT IT HAS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT BUT IT HAS WIDE RANGING SUPPORT IN THE COUNTRY WHETHER AMONG GUN OWNERS OR NONGUN OWNERS. MOST AGREE THAT SOME ENHANCEMENT IN THE BACKGROUND SYSTEM NEEDS TO OCCUR. AS I AM LOOKING AT THE LIST OF THINGS HE BROUGHT UP, DID YOU HEAR A LOT OF THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT? >>HE REALLY BACKED OFF TALKING ABOUT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION AND FOCUSED MORE IN HIS SPEECH ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS, TALKING ABOUT WAYS TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE WHO ARE MENTALLY ILL AND GET THEM THE HELP THEY NEED OR TO DETAIN THEM FOR A PERIOD OF TIME TIME, CONFISCATE GUNS IF THEY APPEAR TO POSE A THREAT. THAT’S DESCRIBED AS A RED FLAG LAW. CERTAIN STATES LIKE INDIANA HAVE LAWS LIKE THAT ON THE BOOK. THERE HAS BEEN DISCUSSION ABOUT PERHAPS A NATIONAL LAW ALONG THOSE LINES. WE SAW A COUPLE REPUBLICANS PROPOSING SOMETHING LIKE THAT OVER THE WEEKEND. WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE HOPING TO HEAR, PERHAPS HE HAD CHANGED HIS MIND ABOUT UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECK LAW, THAT PERHAPS HE WAS WILLING TO GO FURTHER AND MAYBE ADDRESS HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES OR EVEN ASSAULT WEAPONS, IF THEY WERE LOOKING FOR THAT IN THE SPEECH, THEY WERE DISAPPOINTED. >>NANCY, YOU REMINDED US THAT THE PRESIDENT THREATENED TO VETO A BILL THAT WAS GOING TO IMPOSE UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS BECAUSE HE SAID IT WOULD RESTRICT RIGHTS OF GUN OWNERS AND IMPOSE BURDENSOME DELAYS ON INDIVIDUALS SEEKING TO PURCHASE A FIREARM. YOU NOTED THAT IS THE OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE POSITION. MY GUESS IS AFTER THE SPEECH IT REMAINS SO. >>RIGHT. I DON’T THINK IT IS AN ACCIDENT THAT THE PRESIDENT BACKED OFF OF WHAT HE HAD SAID THIS MORNING IN FAVOR OF UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. NRA OPPOSES UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS, SAYS IT IS AS YOU NOTED TOO RESTRICTIVE ON GUN OWNERS. IT WOULD INHIBIT PEOPLE FROM BEING ABLE TO PASS A GUN TO A RELATIVE. FOR THAT REASON THEY HAVE OPPOSED IT. BEYOND THAT THEY WORRY THIS IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE. IF YOU START PASSING ANY KIND OF LEGISLATION THAT APPEARS TO FOCUS ON GUN CONTROL, THAT IT SORT OF OPENS THE FLOOD GATES AND SIMPLY LEADS DEMOCRATS TO PUSH FOR MORE AND MORE GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION. THAT’S A REASON THAT THE NRA HAS ALWAYS OPPOSED LEGISLATION LIKE THAT EVEN THOUGH 92% OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WHEN YOU DO POLLS SUPPORTS IT. THAT’S A REASON THAT REPUBLICANS BY AND LARGE ON CAPITOL HILL HAVE BEEN OPPOSED AS WELL. BEYOND THAT THEY ARGUE THERE ARE STUDIES THAT SHOW CHANGING BACKGROUND CHECK LAWS WOULDN’T REALLY MAKE MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE. THAT MAY BE THE CASE. WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE ARGUING IS NOW THEY HAVE LOWERED THEIR SIGHTS SO MUCH THAT THEY’RE WORKING IN THE REALM OF THE POSSIBLE AT THIS POINT. THEY THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COULD GET OVER THE FINISH LINE SIMPLY BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR IT. >>THIS WHOLE BRINGING UP OF VIDEO GAMES WHICH I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE SEEN MORE RECENTLY OVER REALLY THE PAST WEEKEND, IS THIS SORT OF A NEW REPUBLICAN TALKING POINT IN RELATION TO THIS KIND OF VIOLENCE? >>I AM SORRY. I HAVE LOST THE AUDIO. I DIDN’T HEAR THE FULL QUESTION BUT I KNOW YOU SAID SOMETHING ABOUT VIDEO GAMES. I AM ASSUMING YOU ARE WONDERING WHY IT IS THAT SO MANY LAWMAKERS HAVE FOCUSED ON THAT AS A POSSIBLE CAUSE. I THINK THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. THE REPUBLICAN LEADER OF THE HOUSE TALKED ABOUT THAT ON ONE OF THE SUNDAY SHOWS, THE FACT THAT HE THINKS SOME OF THE VIDEO GAMES MAY HAVE RADICALIZED SOME OF THE SHOOTERS, MAY HAVE MADE VIOLENCE MORE ACCEPTABLE. THAT MAY BE THE CASE BUT IT WOULDN’T EXPLAIN IN AND OF ITSELF WHY WE HAVE SO MANY MORE INSTANCES OF GUN VIOLENCE IN THIS COUNTRY THAN YOU SEE IN EVERY OTHER WEALTHY NATION IN THE WORLD. THOSE OTHER NATIONS HAVE VIDEO GAMES. THEY HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA. THEY HAVE VIOLENT MOVIES. THEY HAVE MENTAL ILLNESS. THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY SETS UNITED STATES APART FROM ALL THE OTHER NATIONS IS THE FACT THAT THE UNITED STATES HAS FAR MORE GUNS PER CAPITA THAN ANY OTHER WEALTHY NATION. >>AN EXCELLENT POINT, NANCY. I KNOW YOU CAN’T HEAR US BUT WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. NANCY RAISES A GREAT POINT. I AM OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER — >>’90s DEBATE OF VIDEO GAMES LEADING TO VIOLENCE. >>IT DID LEAD TO TERMS OF HOW MOVIES, VIDEO GAMES, MUSIC WAS DESIGNATED. WE HAVE SEEN INCREASING NUMBER OF THE VIOLENT ACTS SINCE. AS NANCY POINTS OUT, THE OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE RESTRICTIONS ON VIDEO GAMES AND MUSIC AND FILM AND ARE NOT AS RESTRICTIVE. THE ONE DIFFERENT IS WE HAVE GUNS. >>WE ARE DATING OURSELVES HERE. >>A LITTLE BIT. >>I HAVE COVERED DOZENS OF THESE THINGS. SADLY, I HAVE LOST TRACK. I CAN’T REMEMBER ONE INSTANCE WHERE ONLINE OR IN A MANIFESTO, ONE OF THESE KILLERS IS TALKING ABOUT VIDEO GAMES. >>RIGHT. >>WHAT THEY ROUTINELY SEEM TO REFER TO IS THE RHETORIC ONLINE, IN THE ATMOSPHERE. YOU SEE THE SIMILARITIES IN THE LANGUAGE. YOU CAN ALMOST TELL WHERE THEY ARE HEARING THIS KIND OF LANGUAGE. SO YOU JUST DON’T SEE THEM, ANY OF THE INCIDENTS, AS FAR AS I CAN SEE HAVING THAT LINK TO VIDEO GAMES. NOW, IT IS TRUE IN MY VIEW BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE COVERING LAW ENFORCEMENT OVER THE YEARS AND COVERING A TRAGIC SAD EVENT LIKE THIS THAT THERE HAVE BEEN INSTANCES IN THE PAST WHERE YOU SEE A TROUBLED INDIVIDUAL ALONE SOMEWHERE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES. IN THAT SENSE IT IS TRUE. IF YOU LOOK AND FOCUS SPECIFICALLY ON THE LATEST INCIDENTS, IT’S MORE THE RHETORIC IN THE ATMOSPHERE. >>I SPEND MY WEEKENDS PLAYING VIDEO GAMES MORE HOURS THAN I LIKE TO ADMIT. I HAVE A GROUP OF FRIENDS THAT PLAY ONLINE. YOU DON’T SEE ANY OF THIS. I KNOW IT IS ANECDOTAL. AS YOU POINT OUT THROUGH YOUR REPORTING, YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN THE LINK. I DON’T KNOW OF A REPORT THAT SUGGESTS THERE IS A LINK WHEN THEY IDENTIFIED THE INDIVIDUALS. THE QUESTION BECOMES COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS WHICH MAJORITY OF AMERICANS, THERE IS A POLL OUT SHOWING THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SUPPORT SOME KIND OF SENSIBLE GUN LEGISLATION. WHEN YOU HEAR THE INDIVIDUAL IN DAYTON HAD A HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE ROUND, A DRUM THAT COULD HOLD OVER 100 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION, NO HUNTER NEEDS 100 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION AS FAR AS I KNOW. BUT I AM NOT A HUNTER. MAYBE YOU KNOW. THAT DOESN’T STRIKE ME AS SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE EFFECTIVE UNLESS YOU WANTED TO ABSOLUTELY DESTROY THE ANIMAL. >>UNLESS THERE IS A HOARD OF PEOPLE COMING AT YOUR HOUSE, YOU DON’T NEED THIS PARTICULAR KIND OF GUN TO DEFEND YOURSELF. IT DOES SEEM LIKE IT IS AN AREA WHICH MAYBE THERE COULD BE SOME AGREEMENT ON RESTRICTIONS IF PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO HAVE RESTRICTIONS. >>THE ONE THING THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT STRUCK ME IS HE MENTIONED INVOLUNTARY PLACEMENT OF INDIVIDUALS IN MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTIONS. THAT STRIKES ME AS GREAT ERIN FRINGEMENT ON MY RIGHT. >>I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THAT. OFTEN WITH MANY SHOOTINGS, PEOPLE WILL SAY WHY DID THAT CRAZY PERSON HAVE ACCESS TO A GUN? THIS IS LOOSE LANGUAGE. BUT I WANT YOU TO TALK ABOUT THE CHALLENGES OF RESTRICTING PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE HAD A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE IN THE PAST FROM ACCESSING GUNS. ONE OF THE FEW THINGS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE, HE BRAGGED ABOUT HOW HIS ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE MORE THAN OTHERS, ONE OF THE FEW THINGS WAS REVERSING OBAMA ERA REGULATION THAT SEVERELY LIMITED PEOPLE ACCESSING GUNS IF THEY HAD A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE AND THEY WERE SELECTING SOCIAL SERVICES. IT WAS VERY SPECIFIC. LIKE YOU HAD TO BE BASICALLY HAVE A THIRD PARTY TAKING CARE OF YOU BECAUSE YOU WERE SO INCAPACITATED BY MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. I DON’T KNOW WHO IT WOULD HAVE IMPACTED, PROBABLY A SMALL BIT OF THE POPULATION. ANYWAY, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REVERSED THAT. THE RIFLE ASSOCIATION HATED IT BUT SO DID ACLU. THEY OPPOSED IT. EXPLAIN THE IDEA OF WHY DON’T WE RESTRICT PEOPLE, WHY IS THAT SO DICEY? >>MENTAL HEALTH OF COURSE IS EXTREMELY BROAD TERM UNLESS YOU CAN LINK THE PARTICULAR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES WITH SOME CONCERN ABOUT DANGER THEN I THINK YOU WOULD HAVE A VALID CHALLENGE TO A LAW LIKE THAT THAT THE ACLU WOULD DEFINITELY BRING. >>RACISM IS NOT A MENTAL ISSUE. SOMEBODY WHO POSTS RACIST IDEOLOGY MANIFESTO ONLINE — >>MY PERSPECTIVE AS A PROSECUTOR IS THIS. MAYBE IT IS NOT THAT USEFUL BECAUSE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PREVENTION AND PROSECUTORS BUT THERE ARE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES THAT MATTER AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES THAT DON’T MATTER. THE CRIMINAL LAW DEFINES IT DIFFERENTLY THAN YOU AND I MIGHT SAYING THIS PERSON OBVIOUSLY NEEDS HELP. OUR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT TAKES TO BE CRIMINALLY RESPONSIBLE IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THAT. ALL YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO DO IS GRASP THAT SOMETHING IS NOT — UNDERSTAND RIGHT AND WRONG. REALLY A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES CAN UNDERSTAND RIGHT AND WRONG. THERE IS NO CHANCE THAT THE PERSON WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE A MENTAL DEFECT DEFENSE THAT WILL FLY BECAUSE THIS WAS SO PREMEDITATED. WE HAVE THIS MANIFESTO THAT WAS WRITTEN THE DAY BEFORE. IT’S ALMOST IRRELEVANT FROM THE PROSECUTORS’ POINT OF VIEW, THE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. THAT’S A DIFFERENT QUESTION OF IN ADVANCE CAN WE TRY TO KEEP GUNS OUT OF THESE PEOPLE’S HANDS? THERE ARE WAYS. IT WOULD BE OKAY BUT YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE CAREFUL. >>I UNDERSTAND RACISM, HATE IS NOT A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE DAYTON CASE, THE DETAILS ARE JUST EMERGING. WE HEAR THAT IN HIGH SCHOOL HE HAD A HIT LIST. BUT THAT WAS HIGH SCHOOL. ISN’T ONE OF THE CHALLENGES RESTRICTING PEOPLE WITH A HISTORY OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IS WHO YOU WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL ISN’T NECESSARILY WHO YOU ARE TEN YEARS LATER. >>IT IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH ARGUMENT TO MAKE. WHAT WE HAVEN’T TALKED ABOUT IS WE ARE HEADING INTO AN ELECTION YEAR. >>EXACTLY. >>THIS IS THE TYPE OF LEGISLATION, THIS ISN’T MY AREA OF EXPERTISE BUT I LIVE IN WASHINGTON AND PAY ATTENTION. YOU KNOW IF THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET GUN LEGISLATION PASTED IN THE NEXT COUPLE YEARS, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HEADING INTO AN ELECTION. THERE WILL BE TALK ON BOTH SIDES. BUT CHANCES ARE SLIM THERE IS GOING TO BE ANY TYPE OF MAJOR GUN LEGISLATION COMING OUT OF THIS. >>THERE IS ANOTHER CASE. THAT’S ONE THAT WILL TAKE PLACE TODAY. CESAR SAYOC WILL BE SENTENCED. HIS ATTORNEYS ARE SAYING HE IS MENTALLY ILL FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS. YOU POINTED OUT THAT IN HIS CASE, HE SENT OUT DOZENS OF THESE THREATS AND HOME MADE DEVICES TO INDIVIDUALS. HE KNOWS, I AM GUESSING IF YOU ARE A PROSECUTOR MAKING THE CASE, DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG. HE MAY HAVE HAD A TOUGH CHILDHOOD, MAY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO KEEP UP IN SCHOOL WHICH IS ONE OF THE THINGS THEY’RE SAYING. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO CONVINCE A JURY — >>BUT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INNOCENCE AND GUILT HASE. THE GUILT IS IS THE PERSONABLE TO GRASP RIGHT AND WRONG. IN THE SENTENING THERE IS MORE ROOM FOR THINGS THAT MIGHT GET WHAT PENALTY WE WANT TO IMPOSE. FOR THE EL PASO SHOOTER HE IS FACING DEATH PENALTY. AT THE DEATH PENALTY PHASE OF HIS TRIAL ASSUMING HE DOESN’T PLEAD GUILTY, HIS DEFENSE ATTORNEY WILL BRING IN LOTS OF EVIDENCE. SOME OF THE EVIDENCE MAY BE OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND IT SHOULD BE RELEVANT IN DETERMINING WHAT THE APPROPRIATE SENTENCE IS FOR SOMEBODY. WHEN WE THINK ABOUT NOT DOES THIS PERSON DESERVE TO BE PUNISHED FOR THE CRIME BUT RATHER WHAT KIND OF PUNISHMENT? WHAT’S THE APPROPRIATE PUNISHMENT? >>IT STRIKES ME THAT IF WE GO BACK HISTORICALLY AND LOOK AT HATE CRIMES, WHICH THIS IS BEING LOOKED AT AS A HATE CRIME, I HAVE BEEN BRINGING UP KKK MORE TIMES THAN I HAVE IN MY REPORTING CAREER BUT THOSE HUNDREDS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS LYNCHED OVER THE COURSE OF THE ENTIRETY GOING BACK FROM RECONSTRUCTION TO THE 1960s, THEY NEVER LOOKED AT THE INDIVIDUALS AND SAID THERE ARE SOME MENTAL ISSUES, WE SHOULD LOOK INTO THAT. THAT SHOULD GO INTO THE SENTENCING PHASE. WHEN THEY WERE ABLE TO GET CONVICTIONS WHICH WAS RARE THEY SAID THE PERSON WAS RACIST AND THIS IS SOMETHING THEY DID BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T LIKE THE COLOR OF THE PERSON’S SKIN OR THEIR RELIGION OR WHERE THEY WERE FROM. PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING TO MARRY THE POINTS. THE PRESIDENT MAKES A POINT THAT MENTAL HEALTH SHOULD BE SOMETHING TO BE LOOKED AT. I AM GUESSING IT SHOULD. BUT IT IS ALSO ACCESS TO THE WEAPONS. THAT IS I THINK WHAT MOST AMERICANS ARE LOOKING FOR FROM LEADERSHIP. AS YOU SAY GOING INTO THE ELECTION CYCLE, IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH. >>I THINK ON BOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICAL DIVIDE, SOMETIMES INCIDENTS LIKE THESE ARE CLOUDED BY POLITICS. THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT. THEY WANT TO CONFUSE THE PICTURE SO THEIR PARTICULAR AGENDA, WHETHER DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN, GETS THROUGH TO THE PUBLIC SO THEY CAN SCORE POLITICAL POINTS. BUT WHEN YOU TALK TO FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE VICTIMS, PARKLAND, EL PASO, DAYTON, THEY WILL TELL YOU A DIFFERENT STORY. THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE I LISTEN TO THAT I HAVE TO HEAR FROM. THEN YOU HEAR FROM INVESTIGATORS. WHEN YOU HAVE THESE ATTACKERS ARMED WITH WEAPONS THAT EVEN POLICE DON’T HAVE ON A DAILY BASIS, IT SEEMS LIKE A PROBLEM. YOU ARE RESPONDING IN LESS THAN A MINUTE AND YOU HAVE MASS CASUALTIES. >>I THOUGHT IT WAS INTERESTING THAT THE PRESIDENT TALKED ABOUT NEED FOR A CULTURAL CHANGE. I ALMOST THOUGHT AS YOU SAY, YOU ARE A STUDENT OF HISTORY. I AM SURE YOU CAN THINK THROUGH YOUR ROLODEX OF PRESIDENTIAL MOMENTS THAT A PRESIDENT CAN LEAD A CULTURAL CHANGE. HE WAS ALMOST SPEAKING AS IF HE WASN’T THE LEADER. >>A BYSTANDER. >>EXACTLY. I THOUGHT THAT WAS A CURIOUS THING. THEN I THOUGHT TO WHAT YOU SAID, PERHAPS A CULTURAL CHANGE IS AFOOT BECAUSE THE WE SAW THE PARKLAND KIDS GENERATE SO MUCH ENERGY AND SUPPORT TRAVELING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ESSENTIALLY BECOMING A MOVEMENT, AND WE HAVE SEEN ATTITUDE TOWARDS GUNS CHANGE. THEY HAVE BEEN CHANGING. IT’S AS IF POLITICIANS ARE SLOW TO REACT TO WHAT CULTURAL CHANGE IS ALREADY OCCURRING. >>I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S ALL GUNS. THIS IS A NATION THAT CHERISHES THE RIGHT TO CARRY ARMS. THAT’S PRETTY CLEAR. I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S ALL GUNS. I THINK THERE ARE PARENTS OF VEHICLE TIMES IN PARKLAND THAT WILL SAY IT’S NOT ALL GUNS. IT’S THE SEMI AUTOMATIC KILLING MACHINES. NOBODY WILL USE THAT TO GO HUNTING. >>RIGHT. >>SHOULD THERE BE A CULTURAL CHANGE? AGAIN BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE AND HOW MANY OF THESE THINGS I HAVE COVERED, IT GETS HARD TRYING TO KEEP TOGETHER HOW MANY LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST, HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INJURED IN THIS ONE, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE. >>BEFORE WE LET YOU GO, LET’S TALK ABOUT SOMETHING WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WHICH IS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED IN CHICAGO THIS WEEKEND. THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS THAT THE VIOLENCE HE HAS SEEN IN CHICAGO HAS TO DO WITH THE EXACT THAT PEOPLE HAVE GUNS. RIVAL GANGS HAVE GUNS AND THEY USE THEM ON EACH OTHER. HE THOUGHT IT WAS INTERESTING HE SAID THERE ARE NO CONSEQUENCES FOR CARRYING ILLEGAL FIREARM IN CHICAGO. FOR FAMILIES WHO ARE STRICKEN BY THE TRAGEDIES OF LOSING A LOVED ONE TO GUN VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO OR IN NEW YORK CITY, A COUPLE PEOPLE KILLED, BALTIMORE, ANY CITY IN AMERICA NOT NECESSARILY CONSIDERED A MASS SHOOTING, WHAT’S THE MESSAGE THERE? I THINK THE NOTE I SAW FROM OUR NATIONAL DESK WAS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED AT ONE INCIDENT IN NEW YORK CITY DID QUALIFY AS A MASS SHOOTING. IT DOESN’T GET THE SAME NATIONAL ATTENTION. IT DOESN’T GET THE SAME COVERAGE. TEARS NOT JUST THE BIG MASSIVE 20 PLUS PEOPLE GUNNED DOWN IN AN ACT OF VIOLENCE. IT’S ALSO LITTLE ACTS OF VIOLENCE THAT HAPPEN ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY. >>THEY ULTIMATELY DON’T GET REPORTED. I HAVE SPENT TIME COVERING CHICAGO AND THE PROBLEMS THERE. THERE ARE INUNDATED. THEY ARE RUNNING 24 HOURS A DAY ON GUNFIRE, GUN SHOTS FIRED CALLS. THEY’RE OVERWHELMED. I THINK WE SEE THAT WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT WITH THE HEADLINES. THAT IS A PROBLEM TOO. AS I ELUDED TO EARLIER, PERHAPS THERE SHOULD BE A CULTURE CHANGE. WE HAVE GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE WE DON’T COVER EVERY MASS SHOOTING. YOU HAVE TO SORT OF LOOK AT HOW MANY FATALITIES THERE ARE. YOU TRY TO PRESENT AN ACCURATE PICTURE OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN AMERICA AND YOU TRY TO DO IT IN A BALANCED WAY. WHEN YOU ARE LIKE HOW MANY DIED? OH ONLY THREE? THAT’S A PROBLEM TOO. >>SO TRUE. >>WE’LL LEAVE IT THERE FOR NOW. IT’S A TERRIBLE FACT. WE DON’T LOOK AT VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO OR CITIES SAYING RIVAL GANGS HAVE MENTAL ISSUES. WE CALL IT FOR WHAT IT IS. GANG VIOLENCE, RIVALRIES BETWEEN DIFFERENT GROUPS. BUT IT IS ONLY THIS CASE WHERE POLITICIANS THROW OUT THE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE. THERE ARE PEOPLE GETTING HIP TO IT. IF THIS WAS COMMITTED BY SOMEBODY BROWN OR FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY, WE WOULD BE CALLING IT FOR WHAT IT IS. NO ONE WOULD BE CALLING FOR MENTAL HEALTH HISTORY, A LOOK AT THE PERSON’S BACKGROUND. REALLY INTERESTING, THANK YOU. THERE IS SO MUCH TO PROCESS. >>I BELIEVE THERE HAVE BEEN MORE MASS SHOOTINGS THIS YEAR THAN THERE HAVE BEEN DAYS. I HAVE TO DOUBLE CHECK THE STATISTIC. >>YOU CAN GET YOUR NEWS BY DOWNLOADING THE FREE CBS NEWS APP AND STREAMING US ON YOUR PLATFORM OF CHOICE. >>WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE LATEST OUT OF EL PASO, TEXAS AND DAYTON, OHIO. STAY WITH US. YOU ARE STREAMING CBSN. CBS NEWS, ALWAYS ON. >>>TRIBUTES AND MEMORIALS POURING IN FOR THE 29 SHOT AND KILLED IN EL PASO AND DAYTON OVER THE WEEKEND. >>IN EL PASO SOME INCLUDE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, AN ARMY VETERAN, A MOM WHO DIED SHIELDING HER BABY. >>PEOPLE IN EL PASO WANT TO DO SOMETHING. THEY WANT TO HELP. THEY HAVE TURNED THE PERIMETER OF THE WALMART INTO A MEMORIAL. WE ARE HEARING MORE ABOUT VICTIMS, CAME FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, SPOKE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. THE STORIES WE ARE HEARING ARE ABOUT WHAT THEY HAD IN COMMON, A LOVE FOR FAMILY AND IN MANY CASES PUTTING THEMSELVES IN HARM’S WAY TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A LOVED ONE. >>WE NEED TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER AGAIN. >>THIS WAS EL PASO SUNDAY, HUNDREDS SHARING COLLECTIVE GRIEF INCLUDING THIS EL PASO CONGRESS WOMAN. >>I NEVER IMAGINED THIS WOULD HAPPEN HERE. BUT WHEN YOU USE POWER OF WORDS TO DIVIDE PEOPLE, WHEN YOU USE IT TO MAKE ONE GROUP HATE ANOTHER GROUP, THERE IS GOING TO BE VIOLENCE. >>MOURNERS CELEBRATED LIVES GONE TOO SOON. 15 YEAR OLD RODRIGUEZ PLAYED SOCCER AND WOULD HAVE GONE BACK TO SCHOOL IN A FEW WEEKS. MULTIPLE MEXICAN NATIONALS WERE KILLED AND SO WAS AN 86 YEAR OLD WHO SPOKE TO HER SON ON THE PHONE MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOOTING. A 60 YEAR OLD ARMY VETERAN DIED WHILE PAYING AT THE REGISTER AS HIS WIFE WAITED OUTSIDE. JORDAN AND ANDRE ANCHONDO JUST CELEBRATED THEIR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. THE 25 YEAR OLD MOM OF THREE APPEARS TO HAVE DIED SHIELDING AND ULTIMATELY SAVING THEIR TWO MONTH OLD SON. >>HE’S GOT TWO BROKEN FINGERS AND A COUPLE BRUISES. HE IS ALIVE OBVIOUSLY FROM THE HEROICS OF HIS MOTHER AND FATHER THAT MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. >>LATIN WAS FUND RAISING WITH THE SOCCER TEAM OUTSIDE OF WALMART. >>HE SHOT EIGHT ROUNDS AND ALL I COULD SAY WAS GOD PLEASE TAKE CARE OF MY CHILDREN. >>SHE WAS SHOT TWICE LATER FINDING HER DAUGHTER AND THE OTHER GIRLS SAFE AFTER BAKERY WORKERS HID THEM INSIDE. >>CHILDREN, THEIR AGES, NO CHILDREN IN ANY WORLD SHOULD SEE THINGS LIKE THAT. THEY SHOULDN’T. >>THERE ARE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS IN EVERY DIRECTION, BLOOD CENTERS SO OVERWHELMED THEY ASKED PEOPLE TO STOP COMING. AT THE HOSPITAL, PEOPLE SHOWING UP AROUND THE CLOCK WITH FOOD FOR STAFF AND FOR FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS, PEOPLE THEY DIDN’T EVEN KNOW. >>THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH. >>>HERE IS A LIVE LOOK AT DAYTON, OHIO WHERE IN LESS THAN TEN MINUTES OFFICIALS ARE EXPECTED TO HOLD AN UPDATE ON THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MASS SHOOTING. >>LET’S BRING IN OUR LEAD NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT DAVID BEGNAUD WHO JOINS US FROM EL PASO, TEXAS. >>IS THIS THE GENTLEMAN YOU HAD SPOKEN ABOUT BEFORE, DAVID, THE GUY WHO MAKES THOSE CROSSES? >>THAT IS HIM. >>IT’S A SOMBER BUT I AM SURE VERY APPRECIATED TRADITION NOW THAT HE HAS ENDEAVORED. >>Reporter: IT IS. GREG IS FROM CHICAGO. HE BUILDS THE CROSSES AT HOME AND DRIVES THROUGH THE NIGHT. WE SAW HIM HERE AT ABOUT 4:00 A.M. YOU SEE HE’S GOT ABOUT 18 TO 19 CROSSES ALREADY ON THE SIDE OF HIS TRUCK THAT ARE READY TO MOVE. HE WILL TAKE AND PLACE THEM AT THE CRIME SCENE AS HE HAS DONE AT SO MANY CRIME SCENES AROUND THE COUNTRY. I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO HIM. GREG, KEEP WORKING AS WE DO THE INTERVIEW. WHY DO YOU DO THIS? >>I AM DOING THIS TO MAKE THIS A FAMILY HERE TODAY. I AM ASKING PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND WRITE A MESSAGE TO THE FAMILIES FROM YOUR HEART. I HAVE A HARD TIME DOING THIS BECAUSE I MET WITH A FAMILY MEMBER THIS MORNING AT 4:00. AND IT JUST GIVES ME DRIVE. THERE WAS A FAMILY MEMBER HERE. I HAVE TALKED TO SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBERS. I HAVE A BIGGER LISTEN YOU HAVE. >>MORE THAN 20,000 CROSSES. >>PEOPLE CALL MAINEDLY. >>I HAVE DONE 26,810 CROSSES NOW AND I AM DOING ANOTHER NINE TOMORROW. >>I HAVE SEEN YOU AT THE PULSE NIGHT CLUB IN ORLANDO, AT THE SYNAGOGUE IN PITTSBURGH AND NOW HERE. YOU HAVE BEEN TO SO MANY OF THEM. WHAT GOT YOU STARTED ON THIS? >>I FOUND MY FATHER-IN-LAW, MY WIFE’S DAD, MURDERED IN THE BASEMENT, SHOT IN THE HEAD DEAD IN A POOL OF BLOOD. I AM A MASTER CARPENTER. I JUST FEEL THAT THIS IS A WAY, YOU KNOW, OF COURSE FOR ME TO GRIEVE AND TO GIVE SOME KIND OF DIGNITY TO THE FAMILIES. OF COURSE I AM PUTTING UP CROSSES BECAUSE I DON’T LOOK AT IT THAT WAY, I LOOK AT IT AS TODAY IS THEIR BIRTHDAY, THE FIRST DAY THEY’RE SPENDING IN HEAVEN. I AM GOING TO GET TO SEE MY BEST FRIEND AGAIN. >>GREG, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING. I KNOW HOW MUCH IT MEANS TO PEOPLE. THESE ARE THE CROSSES. I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MOVING IT IS TO COME HERE AND EVENTUALLY SEE THE FAMILIES AND THE FRIENDS SIT IN FRONT OF THESE CROSSES WITH THE NAMES OF THEIR LOVED ONE ON THEM. IT ACTUALLY MEANS HOPE TO A LOT OF THEM. THAT’S WHAT THE FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE TOLD US. BACK TO YOU. >>DAVID, THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPORTING AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING HIS STORY. I OFTEN WONDERED WHO HE WAS AND WHAT HIS STORY WAS. WE WILL TAKE A QUICK BREAK. WHEN WE COME BACK, A LOT MORE NEWS. STICK AROUND. >>>SHE HAS BROUGHT US THE WORLD. >>IT IS A NEW DAY HERE IN THIS COUNTRY. >>AND TOLD AMERICA’S MOST IMPORTANT STORIES. >>HOW DOES THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AFFECT NATIONAL SECURITY? >>SHE HAS OPENED OUR EYES. >>I WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED MY FRESHMAN YEAR. >>AND OUR HEARTS. >>WERE YOU SCARED? WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? >>ABOUT MY MOM. >>AND THEY DROVE YOU THROUGH THE FLOOD WATERS. >>NOW, EVERY EVENING SHE BRINGS TRUTH AND UNDERSTANDING RIGHT WHEN WE NEED IT MOST. >>WOW. THIS IS PRETTY SPECTACULAR. >>THE “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL” TRUST MATTERS.>>>HELLO, EVERYONE, I AM ANNE- MARIE GREEN. >>I AM VLADIMIR DUTHIERS. ANY MOMENT NOW, OFFICIALS IN DAYTON, OHIO ARE EXPECTED TO HOLD A CONFERENCE. HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT THE MURDERS IN DAYTON AND EL PASO, TEXAS. A TOTAL OF 29 PEOPLE ARE DEAD, 20 OF THEM KILLED IN EL PASO WHILE SHOPPING AT WALMART. ONE MOTHER WAS SHOT TO DEATH WHILE TRYING TO SHIELD HER TWO- MONTH-OLD BABY. NINE PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN DAYTON OUTSIDE A BAR ON A BUSY SATURDAY NIGHT, AMONG THE DEAD, THE SISTER THE GUNMAN. >>THE YOUNG MEN WHO ALLEGEDLY CARRIED OUT THESE ATTACKS HAD SOMETHING IN COMMON, THEY WERE BOTH IN THEIR EARLY 20s, BOTH USED AK-47 STYLE RIFLES, WHICH THEY BOUGHT LEGALLY. ACCORDING TO CLASSMATES, THE DAYTON SHOOTER, WHO WAS KILLED BY POLICE, HAD A HIT LIST IN HIGH SCHOOL AND A RED RAPE LIST AGAINST WOMEN. THE OTHER ONE ALLEGEDLY WROTE A MANIFESTO AND APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN RADICALIZED AS A WHITE NATIONALIST. PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED THAT IN HIS REMARKS EARLIER TODAY. >>THE SHOOTER IN EL PASO POSTED A MANIFESTO ONLINE CONSUMED BY RACIST HATE. IN ONE VOICE, OUR NATION MUST CONDEMN RACISM, BIGOTRY AND WHITE SUPREMACY. THESE SINISTER IDEOLOGIES MUST BE DEFEATED. HATE HAS NO PLACE IN IN AMERICA. HATRED WARPS THE MIND, RAVAGES THE HEART AND DEVOURS THE SOUL. WE HAVE ASKED THE FBI TO IDENTIFY ALL FOR THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO INVESTIGATE AND DISRUPT HATE CRIMES AND DOMESTIC TERRORISM, WHATEVER THEY NEED. >>PRESIDENT TRUMP WENT ON TO SAY HE IS DIRECTING THE FBI TO EXAMINE STEPS TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS DOMESTIC TERRORISM. WE SPOKE TO CBSN LEGAL CONTRIBUTOR AND CORRESPONDENT. >>Reporter: OVER THE LAST DECADE OR SO, OR LONGER THAN THAT, REALLY, THIS FOCUS ON INTERNATIONAL RELATED TERRORISM AND THE RESOURCES HAVE GONE TO THAT. NOW, THE FBI AND OTHER AGENCIES, FRANKLY, ARE IN THIS PROCESS OF EVOLVING TO ADDRESS THE CURRENT THREAT. RIGHT NOW, YOU HEARD DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER WRAY SAY THIS NUMEROUS TIMES LATELY, THE CURRENT THREAT IS THIS RISE OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM. IN FACT, THEY HAVE 850 CASES RELATED TO DOMESTIC TERRORISM, 40% OF THOSE RELATED TO RACIALLY MOTIVATED DOMESTIC TERRORISM. >>HERE IS THE QUESTION. THE PRESIDENT CALLING IT OUT FOR WHAT IT IS, BUT THE PRESIDENT ALSO GIVING A NUMBER OF RATIONALES, IF YOU WILL, AS TO WHY THESE THINGS HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES. WHEN YOU HEAR JEFF’S REPORTING ON THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE RADICALIZED, I’M GOING TO START TO USE THAT WORD, THE SAME WAY WE USE THAT WORD WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ISLAMIC TERRORISM, THE IS RADICALIZATION OF YOUNG, WHITE MALES, THE PRESIDENT POINTED TO VIDEOGAMES, HE POINTED TO MENTAL HEALTH, BUT WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE, THE MAJORITY OF MY AMERICANS WERE HOPING TO HEAR, A FOCUS ON GUN LEGISLATION. >>I GUESS IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN WHAT HE WILL DO IN TERMS OF GUN LEGISLATION AND HOW HE MIGHT ADDRESS SOME OF THESE PROBLEMS THROUGH THAT. THAT IS TRICKY POLITICALLY. HE CERTAINLY DIDN’T TIP HIS HAND IN THAT PARTICULAR WAY. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THIS DESIGNATION OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM, WHICH COMES FROM THE USP TRADE ACT ENACTED RIGHT AFTER 9/11. THAT DOES ENHANCE, WHILE IT IS TRUE THAT THEY DON’T HAVE THE RESOURCES, IT DOES ENHANCE SOME OF THE THINGS LAW ENFORCEMENT COULD DO THAT THEY WOULD OTHERWISE NOT BE ABLE TO DO. IT GIVES THEM SOME MECHANISMS THAT OTHERWISE MIGHT BE SEEN AS INVASIONS OF PRIVACIES. YOU CAN GET JUVENILE RECORDS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. THAT IS NOT INSIGNIFICANT. MAYBE WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS SAYING IS THAT WE NEED TO ENHANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT’S OF MELODY THAT THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO WITH DOMESTIC TERRORISM. THAT WILL BE VERY CONTROVERSIAL WITH GROUPS LIKE THE ACLU. IT WILL INVOLVE A KIND OF POLICING OF OUR OWN CITIZENS THAT AMERICANS ARE NOT USED TO AND NOT COMFORTABLE WITH. >>WHAT I AM THINKING ABOUT IS HOW THE PRESIDENT ALSO FOCUSED ON THE INTERNET AND THOSE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AND THE EVILS OF THOSE PLATFORMS. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. WILL LAW ENFORCEMENT BE ABLE TO USE IT, TO SURVEIL, IF YOU WILL . >>HAVING COVERED LAW ENFORCEMENT, I KNOW THAT IS SOMETHING THEY ARE VERY SENSITIVE ABOUT. >>THAT IS UNDERSTANDABLE. >>NO, IF YOU SEE THE COMMONALITIES, THE LINKS BETWEEN ALL OF THESE INCIDENCES, IT IS PRETTY CLEAR. MANY OF THESE ATTACKERS ARE USING THE SAME TYPE OF SEMIAUTOMATIC WEAPON. IT CAN CAUSE MASS CASUALTIES IN UNDER A MINUTE. ALSO, YOU ARE SEEING THEIR PLANS DEVELOP ONLINE. YOU SEE THIS PROFILE OF THESE PEOPLE. EVERY TIME WE COVER ONE OF THESE THINK, WE KNOW IN MY TEAM KNOWS, WE LOOK AT THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA, FIND OUT WHO IT IS AND THEY GO STRAIGHT TO THE SOCIAL MEDIA. OFTEN TIMES, YOU GET A BLUEPRINT FOR WHAT MAY BE COMING. LAW ENFORCEMENT IS SEEING THIS AS WELL. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE RESOURCES AND YOU RAISE A GOOD POINT, YOU TALK ABOUT THE LAWS THAT PREVENT THEM FROM GOING HARDER AT SOME OF THESE CASES BEFORE AN ATTACK OCCURS. BECAUSE THEY HAVE A HARD TIME STOPPING THESE THINGS, EVEN IF THEY SPOTTED ONLINE. WHEN YOU HAVE THESE ATTACKERS, THEY HAVE TO TAKE STEPS TO CARRY OUT THE ATTACK BEFORE LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN REALLY OPEN UP A CASE AND TAKE ACTION. >>IF THE WEBSITE HAVE BEEN INTERNATIONAL, THEY WOULD BE ALL ON IT AND READING IT REAL- TIME. THAT WAS NOT HAPPENING. >>I HEAR THE PRESIDENT SAYING WE SHOULD TRY TO DO SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THAT IN THESE KINDS OF CASES. THAT SEEMS, FROM A LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSPECTIVE, SO SMART, BUT FROM A CONSTITUTIONAL AND CIVIL LIBERTIES PERSPECTIVE, HOW TROUBLING IS IT? HOW DO YOU MARRY THOSE TWO THINGS? THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO. >>”CBS THIS MORNING” LEE CORRESPONDENT JEFF BECK NO HAS MORE. >>SOMEBODY GOT SHOT. >>Reporter: WE BELIEVED THE PROFANITY, YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH THE MIND OF THIS ARMY SPECIALIST. HE SAID HE WAS STANDING IN THE AISLE NEAR ONE OF THE EXITS, HEARD THE GUNFIRE, RAN TOWARD THE DOOR AND SAW THE GUNMAN LIFT HIS WEAPON AND SMIRK. >>Reporter: WHEN YOU TURNED AND TOOK OFF, HOW QUICKLY AFTER THAT DID YOU HEAR GUNFIRE? >>APPROXIMATELY FOUR SECONDS AFTER AT THE GUY NEXT TO ME. >>Reporter: HOW CLOSE WAS HE? >>ARM’S-LENGTH. >>Reporter: DID HE SURVIVE? >>THE FIRST SHOT, YES, BUT NOT THE SECOND SHOT. >>Reporter: HE TURNED BACK TO HELP BUT REALIZED IT WAS TOO LATE. >>THE FIREFIGHT AT THAT TIME, I HAD TO LEAVE. >>Reporter: HE SAID HE BOLTED FOR THE CLOSEST EMERGENCY EXIT. OTHER POPLE WERE HIDING UNDER TABLES AS BULLETS FLEW BY THEM. ONCE OUTSIDE, HE SAYS PEOPLE WERE FROZEN IN PLACE, TRYING TO KEEP CALM. OTHERS WERE ATTENDING TO THE WOUNDED. >>THEY WERE BEING TAKEN OUT IN CARTES. IT WAS LIKE BACK TO BACK TO BACK. >>Reporter: PROSECUTORS SAY THEY WILL SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY FOR 21-YEAR-OLD PATRICK CURSIUS, SEEN IN SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS WALKING INTO THE WALMART WITH THE RIFLE IN HAND. IN MAINE ALLEGE A MANIFESTO, HE ALLEGEDLY SUPPORTED THE CHRISTCHURCH SHOOTERS AND DENOUNCED THIS HISPANIC POPULATION IN TEXAS. >>WE WILL DO WHAT WE DO AND DELIVER SWIFT JUSTICE. >>Reporter: ALDEN HALL SAYS HE REGRETS NOT HAVING HIS GUN ON HIM THAT DAY BECAUSE HE FELT LIKE HE COULD’VE DONE SOMETHING TO INTERVENE. HE SAYS HE IS THINKING DIFFERENTLY NEXT TIME. >>I AM THINKING ABOUT A BIGGER HANDGUN AFTER YESTERDAY. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. >>Reporter: ARE YOU PLANNING TO BUY A BIGGER WEAPON? >>THIS IS AN OPEN CARRY STATE SO MOST DEFINITELY. >>Reporter: LET’S TURN NOW TO THE MASS SHOOTING IN DAYTON, OHIO. >>I BELIEVE IT WAS 13 HOURS AFTER THE MASS SHOOTING IN EL PASO, TEXAS. >>HUNDREDS ATTENDED A VIGIL IN HONOR THE NINE PEOPLE KILLED AND 27 OTHERS THAT WERE HURT. DURING THE VIGIL, GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE’S REMARKS WERE INTERRUPTED BY CHANCE OF, DO SOMETHING! >>ALL I COULD HEAR WAS THE SCREAMS OF THOSE PEOPLE. I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT. >>Reporter: JAVIN IV WAS LISTENING TO MUSIC WITH FRIENDS SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN THE RAPID GUNFIRE BEGAN. >>WITH THE [ BLEEP ]? >>THERE WAS A SHOT THAT WENT ABOUT THREE FEET TO THE LEFT OF MY HEAD. MY HEART SANK. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE. >>Reporter: YOU SAW PEOPLE FALLING AROUND YOU? >>YES. >>Reporter: THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE MOMENT PEOPLE NEAR THE SHOOTER DUCKED FOR COVER OR RAM. >>WE HAVE SHOTS FIRED AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE DOWN! >>Reporter: MASS CHAOS ENSUED, CARNAGE ALL-AROUND. POLICE SAY THE. STICK >>LET’S GO TO DAYTON, OHIO, WHERE AUTHORITIES ARE UPDATING ON THE SHOOTING THAT LEFT NINE PEOPLE DEAD. >>COMMISSIONER FROM THE DAYTON FOUNDATION, MICHELLE LOVELY, CHIEF RICHARD BIEHL, FIRE CHIEF PAIN, I HAVE A HABIT OF DEMOTING PEOPLE SOMETIMES, I’M SORRY. CITY COMMISSIONER, THANK YOU. WE HAVE HAD A BUSY MORNING THIS MORNING, WE HAVE BEEN VERY IMPRESSED OF THE OUTPOURING OF THE SPIRIT OF THE COMMUNITY LAST NIGHT, FOLKS COMING TOGETHER IN THE OREGON DISTRICT. THE OREGON DISTRICT IS OPEN. A LOT OF YOU MAY NOT BE FROM HERE, IT IS A POINT OF REFERENCE, IT IS A LOCAL OWNED BUSINESS AREA. A LOT OF THOSE LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESSES CLOSED AND THAT IS VERY TYPICAL FOR THEM. IF YOU ARE A REGULAR IN DAYTON, YOU KNOW WHICH RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN ON MONDAY AND WHICH ONES ARE NOT. THE MAJORITY OF THEM, THAT IS THEIR BEST THIRD WEEKEND. I WANT YOU TO MAKE SURE IN YOUR COVERAGE A COUPLE OF TIMES, THEY SAY IT IS OPEN BUT IT SEEMS TO BE CLOSED, IT IS BECAUSE IT IS SUNDAY AND MONDAY. I KNOW SOME OF THE PLACES ARE PLANNING ON OPENING JUST BECAUSE OF THIS ON MONDAY, EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NORMALLY NOT OPEN, BUT WE ARE RESPECTING WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO TO GO THROUGH THIS. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO CHIEF BIEHL NEXT TO GIVE AN UPDATE. THERE IS NOT MUCH MOVEMENT ON THE INVESTIGATION THIS EARLY. I WANTED TO SEE IF WE COULD GIVE HIM SOME TIME FOR COMMENTS I MORNING. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU, MAYOR. I HAVE JUST A VERY BRIEF UPDATE. I WANT TO REMIND YOU WE ARE LESS THAN 36 HOURS INTO THIS INCIDENT AND THIS INVESTIGATION. WE CAN CONFIRM THAT IF ALL THE MAGAZINES THAT WE RECOVER FROM THE SUSPECT WERE COMPLETELY FULL AND WE HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO EXAMINE THAT, WE JUST KNOW WE HAVE MAGAZINES WITH BULLETS IN THEM, BUT IF ALL OF THOSE WERE COMPLETELY AT FULL CAPACITY, INCLUDING THE LOOSE ROUNDS FOUND ON THE GROUND NEAR HIM, AS WELL IS IN A BACKPACK HE CARRIED, HE WOULD HAVE HAD A MAXIMUM OF 250 ROUNDS IN HIS POSSESSION AT THE TIME. WE CAN CONFIRM AT LEAST 41 SPENT SHELL CASINGS FROM HIS WEAPON, BASED ON THEIR LOCATION AND HIS PATH OF TRAVEL. THAT IS AT LEAST 41. AS YOU CAN WELL UNDERSTAND IN A VERY DYNAMIC AND CHAOTIC SCENE, AS THIS WAS, WITH PEOPLE RUNNING THROUGH THE CRIME SCENE, FIRST RESPONDERS RUNNING THROUGH THE CRIME SCENE, EMERGENCY EMS TRAVELING TO THE CRIME SCENE, EVIDENCE CAN BE LOST. AT LEAST 41 SPENT SHELL CASINGS FROM THE SUSPECT. WE HAVE RECOVERED 48 45 CALIBER SHELL CASINGS, 16 .233 SHELL CASINGS AND ONE SHOTGUN SHELL CASING. IN TERMS OF THE PERSONS INJURED, WE ARE GETTING DIFFERENT INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES, THERE ARE PEOPLE TREATED IN THE HOSPITAL, WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY SAID 27, THERE COULD BE 22. I CAN CONFIRM AT LEAST 14 OF THOSE INJURED, WHETHER THAT NUMBER IS 27 OR 32, AT LEAST THAT WERE INJURED THROUGH GUNSHOT WOUNDS. PEOPLE COULD HAVE BEEN INJURED THROUGH OTHER MEANS DURING THEIR FLIGHT FROM THE EVENTS. THERE WERE AUTOPSIES CURRENTLY BEING COMPLETED BY THE CORNERS OFFICE. THAT IS A PROCESS THAT IS STILL UNDERGOING AND WILL BE SOMETIME BEFORE WE HAD THE OUTCOME OF THE AUTOPSIES. THAT IS REALLY ALL I HAVE TO SHARE. >>NEXT, I WILL INVITE FIRE CHIEF PAIN TO COME FORWARD AND SPEAK ABOUT THE FIRST RESPONDERS FROM THE FIRE AND EMS RESPONSE. >>GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY. >>AT 1:07, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED THE FIRST CALL AT THE OREGON DISTRICT, WE RESPONDED WITH ONE FIRE CREW AND ONE MEDIC WHICH IS STANDARD FOR A DISPATCH CALL FOR A SHOOTING. AT ARRIVING ON THE SCENE, WE REALIZED WE HAD MULTIPLE PEOPLE DOWN. WE HAD A MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT WHICH CALLED FOR ADDITIONAL RESPONSE OF PERSONNEL AND COMMAND UNITS. IT WAS EXPANDED ONCE AGAIN SHORTLY THEREAFTER. OUR CREWS TRANSPORTED FIVE PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL. THREE WERE FROM MEDIC 14, ONE FROM MEDIC 10 AND MEDIC RIVER TRANSPORTED ANOTHER. MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT DID MADE TO THE HOSPITAL DID SELF TRANSPORT. WE INITIATED OUR MASS CASUALTY PROTOCOL WITH PROTOCOL IN PLACE. WE DID OUR TRIAGE AND TREATMENT AND THEY FACILITATED THE TRANSFERS TO THE HOSPITAL IN A BALANCED MANNER, SO WE DIDN’T OVERLOAD ANY ONE HOSPITAL. THERE WERE 37 TOTAL PATIENTS TREATED AT ARIEL AREA HOSPITALS. THERE WERE INJURIES AS A RESULT OF GUNSHOT WOUNDS, BEING TRAMPLED AND LACERATIONS FROM FLEEING THE SCENE FROM BROKEN GLASS. AS YOU ARE AWARE, THERE WERE NINE VICTIMS PLUS A SHOOTER PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE, AS OF 9 AM THIS MORNING, WE HAVE 11 VICTIMS STILL HOSPITALIZED. THAT IS ALL I HAVE AT THIS TIME.>>THANK YOU, CHIEF. NEXT, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE MICHELLE LOVELY TO COME FORWARD TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH FUNDS FOR THE VICTIMS’ FAMILIES AND THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS INCIDENT. MICHELLE? >>WE HAVE BEEN APPROACHED BY COMMUNITY MEMBERS, COMPANIES, INDIVIDUALS, TONS OF PEOPLE WANTING TO KNOW HOW THEY CAN HELP AND WHAT THEY CAN DO. ONCE AGAIN, THE DAYTON COMMUNITY IS SUCH A STRONG COMMUNITY. UNFORTUNATELY, AFTER THE TORNADOES AND NOW THIS, JUST THE COMMUNITY SHOWS ONCE AGAIN WE ARE DAYTON STRONG. WE HAVE THE DAYTON FOUNDATION. ANYONE CAN GIVE TO THAT. IT IS ALSO THE OREGON DISTRICT FUND. YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.DAYTONFOUNDATION.ORG. WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW WE ARE USING THE FUNDS AND HOW MUCH WE HAVE COLLECTED. WE ARE JUST AS ANXIOUS TO GET OUR ARMS AROUND THAT IS ALL OF YOU. WE ARE PROBABLY 24 HOURS INTO OUR FUNDING OPENING. WE ARE MEETING TODAY AT NOON, WE HAVE BEEN APPROACHED BY COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES WHO HAVE BEEN UNFORTUNATELY THROUGH SITUATIONS LIKE THIS. THEY ARE PROVIDING GUIDANCE TO US AND WE ARE FINDING OUT HOW WE SHOULD APPROPRIATELY MAKE SURE THEY ARE PUT OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE. >>NOW I WILL OPEN IT FOR QUESTIONS. >>Reporter: THIS IS FOR THE CHIEF. DO YOU HAVE ANY GREATER CLARITY ON THE SISTER AND MUTUAL FRIEND OF THE GUNMAN? WHAT ABOUT THAT WHOLE SITUATION? >>WE HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE SOME CONVERSATION. I WILL SAY THERE IS MORE CONVERSATION NEEDED. I WILL NOT SAY AT THIS POINT WE HAVE CLARITY OF THE ENTIRETY OF THAT RELATIONSHIP. >>Reporter: DID OTHERS KNOW? >>WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION AT THIS TIME TO SUGGEST THEY WERE AWARE OF THE WEAPONS OR WHEN THEY WERE INTRODUCED INTO THIS ENVIRONMENT. WE HAVE NO INFORMATION AT THIS TIME. >>Reporter: WERE WEAPONS FOUND IN THE TRUNK OF THE CITY VEHICLE? >>WE DON’T HAVE THAT DETERMINED WITH CERTAINTY. WE DO KNOW THE SHOTGUN WAS RECOVERED IN THE TRUCK. EXACTLY HOW THEY WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE SCENE HAS NOT BEEN CLARIFIED. I BELIEVE HE IS STILL BEING TREATED IN THE HOSPITAL. HE RECEIVED A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE LOWER TORSO. >>Reporter: HOW CLOSE ARE YOU AT THIS POINT TO ESTABLISHING A MOTIVE? >>NOT CLOSE ENOUGH. NOT CLOSE ENOUGH AT ALL. WE HAVE A LOT OF EVIDENCE STILL TO GO THROUGH. JUST BASED ON WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, WE ARE NOT SEEING ANY INDICATION OF RACE BEING EMOTIVE BUT WE ARE NOT THROUGH ALL THE EVIDENCE. UNTIL WE ARE THROUGH ALL THE EVIDENCE, WE CANNOT RULE THAT OUT, BUT WE ARE NOT SEEING ANYTHING AT THIS TIME TO SUGGEST RACE IS A MOTIVE. >>Reporter: SEEING ALL THOSE PEOPLE, I CAN IMAGINE THE STRESS. CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN OVER THE LAST FEW HOURS? >>I THINK I HAVE SPOKEN A LOT ABOUT THE GRIT AND DETERMINATION OF THIS COMMUNITY. AT THE VIGIL, IT WAS NO DIFFERENT. GRIEVING IS A PROCESS. AS THE CHIEF SAID, WE ARE PROBABLY 35 HOURS INTO THIS PROCESS. YOU KNOW, I HAVE NO DOUBT THIS COMMUNITY AND OF ITS RESILIENCE AND ITS WILLINGNESS TO SEE, WE HAVE SEEN THROUGH MANY THINGS IN THIS COMMUNITY AND I KNOW WE WILL COME TOGETHER, WE ARE COMING TOGETHER STRONG AGAIN. I WILL LET COMMISSIONER AND CHIEF ANSWER THIS, AS WELL. >>THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. IT IS INTERESTING TO SEE SUCH A SEA OF SO MANY INTERESTING PEOPLE THAT HAVE SO MANY HEARTS ON THEIR SHOULDERS AND SLEEVES, THOSE CONCERNED ABOUT THE NINE VICTIMS, THAT IS UPPERMOST IN EVERYONE’S MINDS, PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT THEIR FAMILIES. THE KIND OF THINGS THAT THEY SAID TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, IS THE REASON FOR BEING HERE. OUR GOAL IS TO HELP OUR CITIES. WE ESCAPED TWO MAJOR TRAGEDIES, IN TERMS OF A VISIT FROM A HAY GROUP A COUPLE MONTHS AGO. E WERE ABLE TO ESCA TO 15 TORNADOES WITHOUT ANY LOSS OF LIFE, AS WELL. FOR THIS TO COME AND HIT US AT SUCH A HARD TIME, WE ARE ALL STILL EMOTIONAL ABOUT THIS, IN TERMS OF HOW WE ADDRESS THESE ISSUES. WE KNOW WE START TALKING ABOUT ASSAULT WEAPONS, BEING A VIETNAM VET, I UNDERSTAND CLEARLY THE DAMAGE THOSE TYPES OF WEAPONS CAN INFLICT UPON INDIVIDUALS. THEY HAVE NO PLACE IN THE HANDS OF AVERAGE, EVERYDAY CITIZENS. WE DO NEED TO HAVE MORE WORK DONE AT THE FEDERAL AND STATE LEVELS TO MAKE SURE WE MINIMIZE THESE TYPES OF SITUATIONS IN THE FUTURE. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>I AGREE WITH WHAT THE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS THAT. THE MAYOR IS RIGHT, GRIEVING IS A PROCESS. WE HAVE HAD GREAT SADNESS OVER THE LAST MANY HOURS BUT NOW IT IS TURNING TO ANGER. ANGER ABOUT THE LACK OF MOVEMENT ON GUN CONTROL. WE ARE NOT THE FIRST COMMUNITY THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS GUN VIOLENCE AND WE WON’T BE THE LAST. WE HAVE GOT TO DO SOMETHING. I THINK WE ARE ABOUT TO WORK NOW ON PUSHING THE LEGISLATURE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO MOVE ON RESPONSIBLE GUN CONTROL IN THIS COUNTRY. THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH. >>Reporter: THE GUNMAN AND HIS SISTER, DO YOU THINK IT COULD HAVE BEEN AN ACCIDENT? OR WAS HE FIRE INDISCRIMINATELY ? >>THAT IS A QUESTION I HAVE ASKED MORE THAN ONCE. I DON’T THINK WE CAN KNOW THAT FOR CERTAIN. IT JUST DEFIES BELIEVABILITY HE WOULD SHOOT HIS OWN SISTER, BUT IT IS ALSO HARD TO BELIEVE HE DID NOT RECOGNIZE IT WAS HIS SISTER. WE JUST DON’T KNOW. >>AS FAR AS THE COMPANION? >>JOSH, I DON’T HAVE THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE. PRETTY MUCH, WE BELIEVE WE CAN PIECE SOME OF THAT TOGETHER. WE HAVE A LOT OF CELLULAR INFORMATION WE HAVEN’T GOTTEN THROUGH YET. WE DO KNOW THERE WAS SOME COMMUNICATION ONCE THEY SEPARATED. WE DON’T HAVE ALL THE TIMELINES ESTABLISHED YET. >>Reporter: [ INDISCERNIBLE ] >>AS BEST AS I KNOW. >>Reporter: DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT AN EARLIER INCIDENT WHERE HE MIGHT HAVE TRIED SOMETHING EARLIER? >>THERE WAS SOME INFORMATION EARLY ON, BUT I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO CLARIFY THAT. I DO KNOW THERE WAS SOME INDICATION OF HIM BEING DENIED ENTRANCE BUT I CANNOT CONFIRM THAT FOR CERTAIN. >>Reporter: INDISCERNIBLE? >>NOT THAT I KNOW OF. THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS WORKING ON TODAY, INCLUDING OUR FEDERAL PARTNERS THAT ARE EXPEDITING THE ANALYSTS OF ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE. THERE IS A LOT MORE GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES HERE. WE ARE FOLLOWING UP ON VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS THAT WE NEED TO INTERVIEW. >>Reporter: WAS THERE ANYTHING SAID ABOUT A RAPE LIST? >>THERE IS INFORMATION OUT IN THE MEDIA. WE ARE CLEARLY EXPLORING EVERY POSSIBLE PIECE OF INFORMATION. I AM RELUCTANT, EVEN IF THERE IS SUCH EVIDENCE, TO INTERPRET IT 10 MONTHS LATER AS SOMEHOW INDICATIVE OF WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY. I WILL TELL YOU A MISTAKE WAS MADE, I UNDERSTAND YOUR INTEREST TO TRY TO GET INFORMATION OUT AND HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, BUT BY TAKING PIECES OF EVIDENCE AND COMING TO A CONCLUSION ABOUT A SIGNIFICANT, CREATES MISTAKES, LARGE MISTAKES AT TIMES. I HAVE SEEN IT TOO OFTEN IN NATIONAL INCIDENCES. PIECEMEAL INFORMATION DOES MORE TO MISINFORM THEN INFORM. WE REALLY DON’T KNOW. WE DON’T HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION AND EVIDENCE YET AVAILABLE. >>WE WILL TAKE ONE MORE QUESTION. >>Reporter: CAN YOU TALK ABOUT BULLETS AND SHRAPNEL AND THE OFFICERS? >>THE OFFICERS ARE ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR INJURIES. 14 OF THE 27 OR 32 AND YOU MAY HAVE EVEN HAD A DIFFERENT NUMBER. CLEARLY, A COUPLE DOZEN PEOPLE WERE TREATED FOR NONFATAL INJURIES, 14 OF WHICH WE CAN CONFIRM WERE THROUGH GUNSHOT WOUNDS. I AM SORRY. >>I SPOKE WITH THE PRESIDENT YESTERDAY EVENING. HE CALLED, I THINK IT WAS AROUND 6 PM, 6, 6:30. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. I KNOW YOU WILL BE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY. WE WILL TAKE THESE, YESTERDAY WE DID HIM AT AN EVERY THREE- HOUR CLIP, I DON’T WANT TO CALL YOU IN WHEN WE DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO. THE INVESTIGATION WILL TAKE LONGER PERIODS OF TIME AND YOU WILL HEAR FROM US THE NEXT TIME WE HAVE SOMETHING NEW TO SHARE. >>Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >>IF I CAN ANSWER. >>Reporter: CHIEF, CAN YOU TALK MORE ABOUT CITIZENS OWNING SUCH FIREARMS? >>IT IS PROBLEMATIC. IT IS FUNDAMENTALLY PROBLEMATIC. TO HAVE THAT LEVEL OF WEAPONRY IN A CIVILIAN ENVIRONMENT, UNREGULATED, IS PROBLEMATIC. >>Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >>AND MODIFY IT TO FUNCTION AS A RIFLE. I AM NOT THE EXPERT IN IT, BUT I CAN TELL YOU IT WAS MODIFIED IN AND SINCE IT WAS, WAS ABLE TO FUNCTION LIKE A RIFLE. TO AVOID ANY LEGAL PROHIBITIONS, AS WELL. >>THANK YOU. WE ARE REALLY DONE. WE ARE DONE. THANK YOU, GUYS, HAVE A GOOD ONE. >>YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO AN UPDATE GIVEN TO US FROM OFFICIALS IN OHIO, SPECIFICALLY FROM MAYOR NAN WHALEY AND THE CHIEF OF POLICE. ONE KEY QUESTION, DID THE SHOOTER KOW HIS SISTER WAS IN THAT BAR WHEN HE OPENED FIRE? POLICE WERE NOT VERY CLEAR IF THEY KNEW SHE WAS THERE AND HE KNEW IT OR IF IT WAS A COINCIDENCE. 14 PEOPLE ARE BEING TREATED FOR GUNSHOT WOUNDS, INJURED IN THE WAKE OF THAT SHOOTING. YOU HEARD THE POLICE CHIEF ANSWER A QUESTION ABOUT THE HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES AND WEAPONRY THE SHOOTER HAD. THE CHIEFS SAYING IT WAS PROBLEMATIC, TO HAVE THAT LEVEL OF WEAPONRY IN A CIVILIAN ENVIRONMENT WAS PROBLEMATIC. THE MAYOR SAID SHE SPOKE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP YESTERDAY EVENING. WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE EVENTS IN DAYTON, OHIO AND IN EL PASO, TEXAS. >>>LAW ENFORCEMENT IS LOOKING AT HOW THEY CAN BETTER STOP DOMESTIC TERROR ATTACKS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN.

100 Replies to “President Trump addresses weekend’s deadly mass shootings, live stream | CBS News Special Report

  1. what about the 293 Americans killed in Chicago Illinois as of July 27th so far this year ?
    In the last 5 years in this "Gun Free City' has had 1,636 people lose there lives to bullets.
    Folks you dont have a gun problem you got a people problem.
    There trying to fix the problem with methods that dont work. "Gun Free ?"
    You see the Government is behind the violent crimes, they could fix it, but they dont want to because they want all the guns. Then they brain wash the weak mind into thinking there failing system will work if they get all the guns. This its a ruse, a false paradigm, the real agenda is control. If we the American public have guns we can revolt against there slavery and theft of wealth.

  2. I was surprised TRUMP didn't say FAKE NEWS and that all these shootings are just a HOAX and created by the media.

  3. In USA What Congress is NOT doing is simply wickedness. It’s insane that the people voted some of them into power. The left are failing at the jobs the citizenry hired them to do. We have the same problem in Canada with the liberal Govt with a majority right now. Canadians are the most misinformed group of people due to media control by liberal socialist prime minister Justin Trudeau. One of our conservative parties is being prevented from the debates with the changed rules by the liberals and their deceptive news media. Canadians planning to vote Trudeau out! End of October 2019! One of our conservative parties under liberal attack and being quieted. Only Social media networks to inform Canadians thus far. Peoples party of Canada is our only hope. Rebel Media under threat by liberals. Law suit in process to prevent rebel media from informing Canadians. Americans must keep democrat crazies out of power for their own survival. Socialist governments are a countries worst nightmare! Bad for economy, bad for educating our children, manipulate less informed public watching fake news and detrimental to any country. Also finding a doctor in Canada is impossible with privatized care since 2005. Bad drugs free but no doctors and 5-10 year waiting lists for needed surgeries unless Canadians pay cash. Most don’t have the cash. This is detrimental! Your Bernie Sanders has been misinformed by liberals. All lies! Pass the damn bill people are being killed!

  4. My condolences to the families that lost loved ones from Canada 🇨🇦 Evil prevails when good people do nothing worldwide.

  5. When ever he opens his mouth, I need a barf bag! He incites violence at his rallies and his tweets! Actions speak louder than words. Is he going to declare a state of emergency in this country and quickly get gun control laws through? Get theses fcking war weapons out of the hands of civilians!

  6. You don't have a Constitutional voice unless ya got 40 acres or more. If ya ain't got 40 acres or more you don't have the right to voice your opinion. You're a cityiot. You're a group of socialist and communist inspired cityiots. Hens.

  7. I'm smelling even MORE militarization of local police. Marshal law will happen slowly…city by city(in the name of compassion). Same old fremmason/zionist trick. Cause the problem, then using the solution to consolidate more power. The NOOSE is closing tighter with this century old Good Cop/Bad Cop Routine.

  8. He 100% used those words exactly that it was an act of white supremacist hatred what part of his speech did you miss there lady

  9. Mr. TRUMP…How many.people by far have been killed by psycopathic shootings like this?? This will.happen again sadly…because it's more important the GUN BUSINESS than the HUMAN LIFE! PERIOD.

  10. SHOOTER: "i was inspired by Trump"
    MEDIA: "What could have caused this?"
    SHOOTER: "Look at this cool photo of the word "trump' spelled out in firearms"
    MEDIA: "He probably played too much fortnite"
    SHOOTER: "Its like Trump said the Hispanics are invading us"
    MEDIA: "we may never know"

  11. Trump is the problem he is a racist but tells WHITE PEOPLE exactly what they want to hear. He is a sick person And the people that follow his hate for other ethnicity…. DONALD TRUMP is and will be USED AS AN EXAMPLE on HOW NOT A U.S. PRESIDENT SHOULD NOT BE.

  12. Remember when trump sayed " WE ALL READY TRYED THAT, LOOK WHERE WE AT" REFERING TO PRESIDENT OBAMA…. NOT RASIST ENOUGH…. EVERYBODY WAS JIST LIKE OHH ITS NUTHING

  13. Bless your heart Greg!! You're the true MVP for making those crosses to keep the victims names and memory alive, as well as helping the families! This is truly remarkable to do this incredibly selfless act of kindness. #crossesforlosses

  14. it's called video "programming".
    Those who create and program games also program the idiot playing them.
    No more games.
    Work, you lazy gaming idiots.
    Get a real life.

  15. The mass shootings will end if you dumb americans get rid off that damn Gunlaw allowing you to buy a gun at a gun store. But no you americans like buying guns at a store and want to keep the gun law. And trump blames videogames for mass shootings?? Really😒😒😒???? This massshootings never happens in Europe because you can not buy a gun at a gunstore. We don't have gunstore's here. Only in america!!! Smfh

  16. Trump must leave the White House. He is not the mature voice of reason or goodwill that is needed to unifiy an enthnically diverse nation. His words are the sly and sometimes direct reason for social mistrust and division that trips radicals into violent action. His responses to accurate criticisms of his devisive rhetoric show only concern for adding more devisive push back. We know what you are Trump and you disgrace the office.

  17. She has a very poor attempt to split hairs here 1:55 By saying Trump has failed to call it what it is. He did say it is mental illness and I would say that all sane people will agree that the type of hateful racism that allows a person's mind to be ok with doing something as horrible as this is in fact a severely mentally ill person. Do not get me wrong, I am not talking about legal defence when I say that. I think it is two very different things. The good news is that we can stop this from happening again withouts taking people taking away american freedom. We do need some new laws but not for gun control. The new laws we need are with the big pharma drugs that treat mental illness and with the medical industry. Currently the treatments are designed in a way that is a business strategy to maximize profits, all while it is well known what is happening in the brain, why it becomes injured and how to fix the problem.

  18. 30:20 (what sets us apart is we have more guns per capita than any other nation in the world) Why didn't she tell us that the other countries also have more non gun related violence than we do? Because it doesn't fit her BS. We need to look at the real problem causing this crisis (the treatments provided for mental health) Because this is the main (MOST RELEVANT) thing that sets us apart from other countries, not by much but obviously enough. Our healthcare system is profit driven and this is unexceptable when it comes to the this type of illness. Maintenance drugs are not working. Put more effort into what I am saying and we will cure this problem. Keep doing the same crap over and over expecting different results each time and you will keep getting the same insane outcomes. Gun control is not the answer. Gaming control will not fix this. Stopping the division will help. fixing how mental health is treated will cure us from this crisis.

  19. Wow! Talk about lacking any compassion or concern. Attributes of a psychopath lacking ANY empathy. Reading from a prompt. Like reading bullet points.
    Never forget? Can't get anymore active than that.
    The White House writers really pulled out the adjectives. s
    BUT NO REAL ACTION.
    NO REAL CHANGES. Just terrible, terrible thing.
    Video games? Really? Video games? The "Send her/him back" video game ?
    Death penalty without "due process!"
    We don't need quick due process but the elimination of illegal access and automatic weapons!

  20. 18 And 21 are within the same age range, 26 would make more sense, because the frontal lobe is than developed

  21. i have a perfect idea ! how about you take a lie detector test before you buy an assault rifle ! they will ask a simple question like have you ever thought of killing someone with it ? chances are they wont pass the test , only a law abiding person will pass !

  22. I want to know when has it not been mandated for the State and Federal Representatives to report when local authorities are harassing Someone without probable cause or reason. I know the President, Congress, and the DOJ are aware August 7, 2019 any time Sheriffs, Polices, or DA's uphold and help harass an American Citizen who proved that they won their cases and that's why they are being retaliated against. The State and Federal Representatives report that crime to the appropriate authorities and these People are removed. How can these People convince the Public that when they investigate they are not finding what we are saying to be accurate when they cannot give a name, date, time, place, or anything about when and where an investigation took place. These investigations are not coming out with accurate information because the Investigators are not being honest about investigating the crimes. I. E. My case has the correct jurisdiction on the order. It has the correct date I moved in. It will not make sense during these orders and agreements that a Police or DA will think to accept an Assessor's Office document that does not fit the time frame of when I moved in and believe that Someone else is supposed to be at my house. We have not earned nor do we deserve Investigators that do not investigate documents only accept the documents and keep letting these blank blank Asians play with my home without me wanting them hurt badly for even putting my name in this kind of mess. No damn Asians own my damn house. These misguided liars do not get to play with my life and include me in their wack game and think that I don't want them dead. Years of my life for some deranged liars. I do not have any respect for these liars. None!

  23. There are more legal guns than people in murica. Thank god no crazies have them….nearly 500 million guns….illegal ones not included.

  24. Trumpenstein using a mass shootings to push the political agenda of his (((overlords)))..the hypocrisy is beyond words..oh well i'll join you all in the soviet style e-education facility for simply criticising big brother

  25. . THE ANSWER TO ENDING MASS SHOOTINGS
    1. Make it known that every adult shopper, every adult theater-goer, every adult church-member, every teacher, and every bartender is possibly a qualified CCW Holder.
    2. In areas where patron-carry if not permitted, (bars and sporting events) insure a heavy police presence.
    These two measures will not end killings but they (the two alone) will significantly reduce the number of mass-shootings

  26. The blood of El Paso is on Trump's hands.
    When Trump goes there the people of El Paso need to defend themselves against the man who called for these murders.
    It will be a good place to add one more to the death toll.

  27. Whether the shooter/terrorist is ANTIFA, white supremacist or any other radicalized extremist, I agree that they deserve the death penalty.

  28. 47 people were killed this past Saturday in Chicago by guns. 59 total shot over the weekend in Chicago. That’s more than the last three mass shootings combined. Yet the democratic controlled mainstream news does not talk about it. Because the democrats cannot tie their agenda to it is why.

  29. Pretty impotent delivery, Donnie. Shows just how little you believe. But don't whine. You'll get another chance to smile again and whip your idiot base into a rootin', tootin' frenzy at your next (white) rally!

  30. I can't believe trump is feeding in to this crap. People need to realize the Democratic party are behind these shootings. They seem to pop up as election times approach. Trump you were elected to voice the working Patriots of the United States. Now you are being a turn coat and running the same rails as the left. Get it together trump. Stay true to the voters.

  31. "So glad to have experts here to help"
    They don't even understand what a semi-automatic firearm is or what they are actually capable of. Then they mention all the rampant gun violence in New York and Chicago without acknowledging the fact that those two cities in particular have some of the nation's strictest anti-gun legislation… Some experts

  32. I only watch MSM to hear the address, not this "journalist". Take a hike, CBS. You were once a good news network. Do you think we respect you?

  33. Don't think trump can fix this mess in 4 years…….Obama had 8 years and did nothing…….give me a break

  34. The left absolutely sees Trump as Hitler and does not trust him at all and that's why they want him to take away all the guns so that only he has power. It's amazing!

  35. How about the way the shooter talked about socialism and the Democrats and Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren he said he was Elizabeth Warren supporter

  36. trump has NO CLASS. People should yell at him, trump tells McConnell what to pass and block in the house.Then trump go's golfing at one of his clubs which the taxpayers pay for him to be there!!!!

  37. I keep hearing this was done by a white supremist which I condemn.
    But all the media forgets more Americans of all descents have been killed by illegal aliens and yet the left ignore it. The other day a hit and run on an American of hispanic desent on glenoaks and van nuys blvd, la ca. The person who ran non citizen, sipekervisors daughter molested by immigrant selling flowers acton ca. After getting off school bus, city employees attacked by vagrant immigrant and killed, others attacked and injured. The shooting is a travesty and a shame on our country just as uncontrolled borders have caused so many tragedy's.
    Ask the family s of dead Americans they are just as mad and hurt as the people killed in the last to shootings. Think about the 20 bodies found in los angeles national forest cut up by el salvadorian gang members MS13.
    Please obey our laws.
    All this brought not by guns but by lawless behavior on all sides.
    I pray for all the familys affected by the shootings and for our imigrants legal and illegal.
    Please! on all sides stop the violence and lawlessness.
    Violence is never the answer!

  38. sad to see our society falling apart over the last 20 years but even more the last 10, religion ,politics, news and opinions{social media} are to thank and its supporters , blaming our country when we have been atomized down to individuals and let it happen, and support it

  39. Just watching him talk, with literally NO emotion, is sickening. And I am so let down by the amount of sick people who support this POS.

  40. You can tell these aren’t even his words. I’m so sad that people in our country actually support this monster.

  41. President Trump. Betrayed and deceived Americans by giving far-left democrats his Red Flag and Pre-Crime Prison and other new laws violating the US constitution and 1st and 2nd amendment rights. Trump knows the many recent staged set up fake preplanned premeditated multiple “mass shootings” committed by far-left democrat dictators using tricks and heinous crimes against humanity to take guns from good US citizens.

  42. The only people committing these mass murders are WHITE PEOPLE…….White kids shooting up schools and public places….. ain't no other races but them….Track the history!!

    AND THESE ARE FACTS!!

    They always trying to put it off on MENTAL HEALTH cause they dont wanna accept it…. Yea, okay…….

  43. I agree with most of what he is saying and it is very poetic but the way he says it sounds scripted. I get you can only put so much emotion into your speech but to me it doesn't sound real.

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