Twitter CEO Tells Trump To Take Action Not Pray

In the wake of the latest shooting which took place Tuesday at YouTube’s headquarters, the CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey called on President Donald Trump to stop “being reactive” to shootings and embrace stricter gun control measures, Newsweek reports.

“We can’t keep being reactive to this, thinking and praying it won’t happen again at our schools, jobs, or our community spots,” Dorsey tweeted to Trump. “It’s beyond time to evolve our policies.”

He also said that was a “simple and reasonable” approach which could solve part of the issue. Dorsey then listed five proposals, titled “How We Save Lives.” For one, eliminating, as he said, absurd restrictions on ATF. Universal background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazine ban are others, as well as limiting firing power on the streets and funding gun violence research and gun violence prevention/intervention programs.

Dorsey’s message followed the shooting at YouTube’s California headquarters, where police say Nasim Aghdam opened fire in the building’s courtyard, injuring three employees before killing herself, which President Trump reacted to in a tweet.

“Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California,” Trump had tweeted. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.”

The Hill writes that recent mass shootings, including the one in Parkland, Florida, have reignited the national conversation around gun control and school safety. Trump himself has indicated support for measures including stronger background checks and a ban on bump stocks but has yet to embrace other ones such as a ban on assault-style weapons.

Support for tougher gun control measures is holding steady among Americans following the high school shooting in Florida, with 66 percent of respondents saying they would prefer for gun laws to be tougher, a new poll shows. Only 28 percent oppose strengthening the nation’s gun laws, while the remaining 6 percent of voters have no opinion.

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