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The company also asked customers not to openly carry firearms into their stores. Terrorism experts, including Peter R. Neumann , cited the Great Replacement conspiracy theory as a common factor among several similar attacks.
Several commentators attributed both the El Paso and Christchurch shootings to an ideology of eco-fascism. President Donald Trump condemned the shooting as hateful and cowardly later that day. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America.
Within two days of the shooting, WhiteSupremacistInChief reached the number one trend on Twitter  as critics pointed out that statements in the suspect's alleged manifesto mirrored comments Trump had made in the past, including references to illegal immigration as an "invasion" and telling a group of minority congresswomen all U. Former president Barack Obama broke his self-imposed vow of silence on the new president's leadership to release the statement, "We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments," which has widely been interpreted as a criticism of Trump's specific rhetoric.
Governor Dan Patrick , drew criticism from the video game industry, as past studies have found that no link exists between shootings and video games, and accused the government of using the medium as a scapegoat. Representative Veronica Escobar , who represents El Paso in Congress, brought a town hall meeting in the city to an early close following the shooting. Everyone's resolved to make sure this doesn't continue to happen in this country.
Governor Dan Patrick said violent video games were partly to blame. Members of the Democratic Party ,  including several presidential candidates ,  criticized Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric in the wake of the shooting, including O'Rourke,  Cory Booker ,  Joe Biden ,  and congresswoman Escobar.
Bush , also spoke of the need to combat white-supremacist terrorism. The group regularly makes similar anti-immigration arguments to those contained in the document, prompting worries of political fallout from the shooting among FAIR and similar groups, according to David Nakamura in The Washington Post. In response to the shooting, some 8chan users claimed that the shooter was "our guy". The purported manifesto of the shooter, after being deleted, was re-uploaded by some users, while others commented that it showed "zero effort", or claimed that it was fake.
Trump visited El Paso and Dayton on August 7. The president and first lady also met with the mayors of El Paso  and Dayton. Javier Corral Jurado , the governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua , offered his assistance to Texas governor Greg Abbott and El Paso mayor Dee Margo , and said that Chihuahua authorities were ready to assist in any capacity if needed by the U. In addition, it would guarantee Mexico access to information about the case.
He said that notwithstanding if the attack was confirmed to be a hate crime or not, that Trump should stop his " hate speech " and " stigmatization ". Recently the UN launched an action plan to "fight against discourses that incite hatred". The incident was mentioned by Pope Francis during a speech in St. Peter's Square on August 4, in which he condemned attacks on defenseless people and said he was spiritually close to the victims, the wounded, and the families affected by the attacks that had "bloodied Texas, California, and Ohio".
The Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting happened in California around a week before the El Paso shooting, while the Dayton shooting occurred in Ohio less than 24 hours after.
Uruguay and Venezuela issued travel warnings to avoid certain United States cities, including Baltimore , Detroit , Albuquerque , Cleveland , Memphis , and Oakland , citing "proliferation of acts of violence" and "growing indiscriminate violence, mostly for hate crimes, including racism and discrimination".
Both countries warned their citizens to avoid any place with large crowds, including shopping malls, festivals, and "any kind of cultural or sporting events".
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Don Haskins Center. At least two of the patients are in a "life-threatening predicament," according to Del Sol Medical Center Dr. Stephen Flaherty. He said the patients ranged in age from 25 to Two are in stable condition, he said, and seven required emergency operations. Veronica Escobar, who represents the area, told CNN. Escobar has received conflicting reports on the numbers of casualties, she said, but added, "The numbers are shocking. Walmart issued a statement regarding the shooting, saying, "We're in shock over the tragic events at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso.
Inside the mall, crowds hid inside stores after hearing reports of an active shooter, according to year-old Brandon Chavez, an employee at Forever Chavez had just started his shift when he saw customers and staff members running to the stock room to take shelter. There were girls crying, people trying to talk to each other and women with babies in their arms. Shoppers exit with their hands up after a shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday. Store employees had closed the glass doors but he could see police officers walking around the mall and evacuating people from other stores.
After police officers knocked on the store's doors, Chavez said his group had to leave the store, forming a line with their hands up and running. In a shaky Snapchat video aired by CNN, a woman holding the camera frantically runs with a small group of girls or women through a mall department store and into a parking lot.
As the group hurries past racks of clothes and cases of merchandise, voices off camera shout, "Hands up! Once in the parking lot, one member of the group asks, "What happened? Another video, shot from outside the Walmart, showed people lying on the ground, some of them next to a table set up by the store's entrance.
Mayor Dee Margo said Saturday evening that his city would rise above this "senseless and evil act of violence."El Paso" was originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September It is the first song of the.