“Our real challenge is to look within.” So said a pastor at Washington’s National Cathedral yesterday as the country attempted to process back-to-back gun killings over the weekend that left 29 dead and dozens injured. The attacks in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, prompted some to rethink their daily routines. They also refocused attention on President Donald Trump’s combative rhetoric against immigration, as well as what many describe as his messages of intolerance.
How are the investigations proceeding? Police, who have questioned the El Paso suspect, characterized the attack as “domestic terrorism,” while there’s no evidence that the deceased Dayton gunman was motivated by ideology.