Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Trump Administration to Propose Expedited Death Penalty for Mass Killings

Attorney General William Barr has drafted a proposal to speed up executions for people convicted of mass killings, a senior White House official said Monday.
Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, told reporters that the measure to fast-track capital punishment in cases of mass killings will become part of any final package on gun legislation proposed by the White House to Congress.
Mr. Short discussed the proposal briefly on Air Force Two as the vice president was flying Monday from Poland to Ireland.
The development came two days after another mass shooting in Texas claimed the lives of seven people, in addition to the gunman, who was shot and killed by police. Authorities said the gunman had been fired from his job earlier in the day.
The Associated Press reported Monday that more than half of the perpetrators involved in mass shootings since 2006 have died during their rampages.
Congress is scheduled to return next week from a monthlong recess, and lawmakers haven’t reached a consensus on how to address gun violence.
President Trump, who has been under pressure to propose gun legislation since two mass shootings last month in Ohio and Texas, said Sunday that his administration “is committed to working with Congress to stop the menace of mass attacks.”
Unlike his previous comments after mass gun violence, Mr. Trump did not mention universal background checks as part of any solution.
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