Fatigue, frustration build as CA sees 3rd mass shooting in over a week
Gavin Newsom spoke of his fatigue and frustration with mass shootings.
"I can’t keep doing them," he told reporters earlier Monday in Monterey Park, where 11 people were killed at a dance studio.
"I started writing in ‘Monterey Park,’" Newsom said.
"Our hearts are with the people in California," President Joe Biden said Tuesday at a meeting with Democratic congressional leaders.
Biden noted that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced an assault weapons ban, and he urged lawmakers to pass it.
The recent slayings moved California up five slots to 26th place on the number of fatal mass shootings per capita in the U.S. since 2006, according to a USA TODAY/AP/Northeastern University mass killing database.
While California has the highest number of fatal mass shootings — 49, including the recent three — it had ranked 31st beforehand when adjusted for being the nation’s most populous state with nearly 40 million residents.
Tran fatally shot himself Sunday as officers surrounded the van he was inside.
Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday evening for a candlelight vigil at the Monterey Park City Hall.
NEWSOM SAYS 2ND AMENDMENT IS ‘BECOMING A SUICIDE PACT’ FOLLOWING MONTEREY PARK SHOOTINGThe victims were Asian and Hispanic, and some were migrant workers.
Authorities have shared little about Tran, who briefly owned a trucking company in Monterey Park from 2002 to 2004, according to California business records.
While he was in Monterey Park, a teary-eyed mother rolled up in her car and asked him to reassure her three daughters that everything was going to be OK.