Trump says he’ll work with Congress to stop mass shootings

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his administration is committed to working with Congress to “stop the menace of mass attacks” as he bemoans the “monstrous” and “wicked” rampage by a gunman in West Texas.

He says the goal is to “substantially reduce the violent crime … in any form, any of its evil forms.”

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Trump mentions “strong measures to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous and deranged individuals” and changes to the mental health system. He says “public safety is our No. 1 priority” but also says he wants to “protect our Second Amendment.”

He spoke during a visit to the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for an update on Hurricane Dorian.

The death toll in Saturday’s rampage stands at seven. Authorities haven’t released a possible motive.

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