The seventh-grade student who walked into his Ohio middle school on Tuesday and shot himself in the bathroom has died from his injuries, authorities announced the next day. 13-year-old Keith Simons passed away at 12:31 p.m. on Wednesday, according to an official with the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.
‘He better do this or he’ll look stupid’: MSNBC host tells Trump to do something on gun safety
If President Donald Trump doesn't act on gun safety laws he's going to look like an idiot, according to one MSNBC host.
During an introduction about an upcoming segment, Chris Matthews handed it to the president over his inaction with gun safety. Despite multiple mass shootings with high-powered weapons and overwhelming support for stronger background checks and an assault weapons ban, Trump has refused to act.
"Democrats back President Trump corner on gun legislation making him an offer on background checks, I don't see how he refuses," said Matthews. "His response remains muddled so as not to anger his pals at the NRA. He is scared right now. Trump doesn't know what to do. This is one time on guns I think he knows that Nancy and Chuck have put something on the table, a firm offer to do background checks and background checks alone. He better do this or he'll look stupid."
Beto O’Rourke doubles down on gun buybacks
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Texas Democrat who is running for president in 2020, told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that he believes assault weapons are "instruments of terror" and the government should implement a mandatory buyback policy.
I was asked about @SenToomey saying mandatory buybacks are "awful."
I said the priorities in D.C. are screwed up.
What's awful is a 17 month-old baby shot in the face with an AR-15 in Odessa. What's awful is 22 people killed in a Walmart buying school supplies in El Paso. pic.twitter.com/JAN1xfrQYS
Ted Nugent urges the NRA to eliminate its troublemakers as the organization struggles with internal turmoil
Over the years, the musician Ted Nugent has reveled in goading liberals, in part by perpetually broadcasting how much he loves to hunt and play with guns. He infamously told candidate Barack Obama to "suck on my machine gun."
On Friday, Nugent sent an open letter to the NRA, urging reform, Newsweek reports.
"Representing the direct pulse of many thousands of NRA members across America face to face and on social media, it is more than obvious we must dedicate all our efforts to make this historical American civil rights organization 100% transparent and compliant with all legal considerations and ethical responsibilities," Nugent wrote.