US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump suggests he can persuade National Rifle Association to drop opposition to gun laws after mass shootings

  • Lobby group should have input, president says, but may come around to supporting tighter background checks on buyers
  • He notes that many past attempts to restrict gun ownership have stalled in Congress, ‘but there’s never been a president like President Trump’
Topic |   Donald Trump

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US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters
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A screen grab from a video posted online by Patrick Crusius, who has the same name as the alleged El Paso shooter. Photo: Patrick Crusius via Facebook

Mistaken identity: namesakes of alleged Texas and Ohio shooters Patrick Crusius and Connor Betts face online death threats

  • Such mix-ups are common after mass shootings as misinformation and rumours spread via social media
  • Threats continue despite clarifications, prompting at least one family to call police for protection
Topic |   Gun violence in the US

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A screen grab from a video posted online by Patrick Crusius, who has the same name as the alleged El Paso shooter. Photo: Patrick Crusius via Facebook
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