Mexican president pushes gun control in US after El Paso shooting

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is pushing the United States to undertake stricter gun legal guidelines after a number of Mexican nationals died in a mass shooting in El Paso.

A gunman entered an El Paso Walmart on Saturday and went on a shooting spree that killed 22 folks and left at the very least 24 others injured. The alleged gunman is in police custody.

“We’re very respectful of what other governments decide, but we think that these lamentable events that occurred in the United Sates should lead to reflection, analysis and the decision to control the indiscriminate sale of arms,” López Obrador said at a Monday press convention.

“It isn’t our disposition to contain ourselves in the inner affairs of any nation, however this subject ought to be thought-about once more as a result of it impacts many individuals, in this case Americans in addition to Mexicans,” López Obrador stated.

The El Paso shooter posted a manifesto on-line shortly earlier than he started his killing spree. The four-page doc contained racist language towards Hispanic folks.

At least eight Mexican residents died in the assault and a number of extra had been injured. Officials are investigating the murders as a hate crime.

López Obrador’s calls to the U.S. comes as his personal nation is struggling to cope with rampant murders pushed by cartel-related violence. The whole variety of murders dedicated in Mexico broke a file for the second yr in a row in 2018. Mexican officers launched 33,341 homicide probes final yr, a 33% spike.