Over Two Dozen Arrests Made in the Wake of Recent Mass Shootings

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Currents News Staff

After mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, authorities across the country have arrested more than two dozen people accused of making violent threats.

The recent developments are intensifying the gun control debate.

While two cities remain in mourning, the FBI is working to stop copycat attacks across the country.

A hotel cook in Long Beach joins a list of more than two dozen people arrested over threats to commit mass shootings.

“Suspect had clear plans, intent, and the means to carry out an act of violence that may have resulted in a mass-casualty incident,” said Chief Robert Luna of the Long Beach Police.

Democratic candidates are hitting a familiar theme on the campaign trail Thursday.

“When we finally do pass universal background checks that are signed into low, when we have red flag laws, when we stop selling weapons of war,” said Beto O’Rourke.

Sen Cory Booker added, “Change doesn’t come from Washington, it comes to Washington from people who are demanding it.”

Even in red-state Texas, Governor Greg Abbott created the “Texas Safety Commission” to discuss root causes of domestic terrorism among other goals.

“In Texas we believe in one thing, make it two things, action and results,” said Abbott.

Walmart announced a permanent memorial at the shooting scene in El Paso. Last week, the CEO said he supports common sense gun control policies, But stopped short of pulling guns off the shelves.