Murdoch-owned NY Post calls for assault weapons ban: 'America is terrified'

The New York Post editorial board is calling for an assault weapons ban on its Monday cover, with the right-leaning, Rupert Murdoch–owned paper arguing that "America is terrified" following two more mass shootings that occurred over the weekend. 
 
 
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"God save us all, sir. People all across the nation are scared; many feel like the country is spinning out of control. They’re looking to their leaders for more than prayers," the editorial reads. "America is terrified."

"President Trump, you are positioned to assuage that fear. On gun control, you are a pragmatic centrist, someone who knows there is a vast majority of Americans who are not to the extreme left or right on this issue. They just want the killings to stop," it adds. 


"I mean, connect the dots about what he's been doing in this country," O'Rourke said Sunday. "He's not tolerating racism, he's promoting racism. He's not tolerating violence, he's inciting racism and violence in this country."

The suspect in the El Paso shooting allegedly penned a manifesto ahead of the shooting where he warned of an invasion of people coming from Mexico.
 
Trump on Monday expressed a willingness to find a bipartisan solution around "strong background checks" and tying it to immigration reform legislation. 

"Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform," the president tweeted to his more than 62 million followers on Monday.

"We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!" he added.

The Post concluded its editorial by stating that the Founding Fathers could not have envisioned the power of assault weapons when crafting the Second Amendment. 

"'Guns don’t kill people, people do,' says the cliché. But the twisted and the evil can kill a lot more people when handed a murder machine. Our Founding Fathers gave us the right to bear arms in a time of muskets. They did not foresee a time when one 21-year-old could kill 20 people in the span of minutes thanks to poisonous beliefs and an assault weapon."

"It does not have to be this way. It should not have to be this way. Mr. President, do something — help America live without fear," it concludes.