Immediately criticized by California Gov. Gavin Newsom the Republican controlled Congress after a deadly mass shooting at a mall in suburban Dallas, Texas that killed at least 8 and wounded 7 others on Saturday afternoon, criticized Congress for not passing regulatory reform a gun
“This is freedom?? To be shot at the mall? Shot at school? Shot at church? Shot at the cinema?” the Democratic governor wrote in a post on Twitter shortly after police confirmed the causes. “We have become a nation more committed to the right to kill than the right to live.”
“We have become a nation more committed to the right to kill than the right to live.”
Police Chief Brian Harvey An evening presser was told that on Saturday, May 6, a police officer was on a close call when an unrelated gunshot was fired at Allen Premium Outlets at 3:36 p.m. A law enforcement official told Fox News Digital that the suspected shooter is dead and they believe he acted alone.
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Nine people died in total, including the suspected shooter – seven were found dead at the scene, and two others died of their injuries after being taken to hospital.
The two-term governor previously called out Republicans for inaction on the issue of gun control, doubling down on the need for federal gun control reform.
“This is not what the American people want,” Gov. continued. Newsom.
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According to a database maintained by The Associated Press and USA Today in partnership with Northeastern University, 2023 is shaping up to be the most mass shooting since the database began tracking it in 2006. There have been 22 mass shootings in the US in 2023, not including the shooting in Texas mall on May 6.
“Do your d*mn job, Congress,” Newsom said.
An hour after the governors initial post, he criticized Texas Governor Greg Abbott for cutting mental health funding.
“This is your reminder that @GregAbbott_TX cut $211 million in mental health funding,” Newsom wrote.
In April, Abbott announced he would transfer $465.3 million from state agencies to, “support border operations.” Of that amount, $210.7 million comes from Texas Health & Human Services, which oversees public mental health programs.
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In response to what the Republican governor described as the federal government’s inaction on border security, the governor launched several initiatives aimed at addressing the border crisis as illegal migrants continue to flow across the southern border.
The offices of Governor Newsom and Governor Abbott did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Andrea Vacchiano of Fox News contributed to this report.