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Dayton mayor: We'll 'probably' see another mass shooting soon 'because Washington will not move'

Dayton mayor: We'll 'probably' see another mass shooting soon 'because Washington will not move'
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Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley (D) said Wednesday that another American city will likely be struck with a mass shooting in the coming days as federal lawmakers fail to take legislative action following the latest massacres.  

“Do I think that we’re gonna see another mass shooting tomorrow or Friday? Probably, because Washington will not move,” Whaley told reporters Wednesday, speaking alongside Ohio Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownWyden: Funding infrastructure with gas tax hike a 'big mistake' Sherrod Brown calls Rand Paul 'kind of a lunatic' for not wearing mask On The Money: How demand is outstripping supply and hampering recovery | Montana pulls back jobless benefits | Yellen says higher rates may be necessary MORE (D). 

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Nine people were killed and 27 more were injured on Sunday in a shooting in Dayton, which came one day after a lone gunman killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas. 

Democrats, including Brown, have called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate panel deadlocks in vote on sweeping elections bill Senate descends into hours-long fight over elections bill Republican governor of Arkansas says 'Trump is dividing our party' MORE (R-Ky.) to bring Senate back in for a special session to vote on a universal background check bill the Democratic-controlled House passed in February. 

More than 200 House Democrats sent a letter to McConnell Wednesday asking him to bring the bill to a Senate vote. 

President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE told reporters Wednesday he is “all in favor” of background checks, but said he doubts there will be movement on legislation to ban high-powered weapons like the one used in Dayton. 

The president has also expressed support for so-called red flag laws, which are meant to make it easier for law enforcement to identify mentally ill people who should be banned from purchasing guns.

Trump is meeting with first responders and officials in Dayton and El Paso on Wednesday.