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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: US Vice President Mike Pence meets with Prime Minister Boris Johnson (not pictured) inside 10 Downing Street on September 5, 2019 in London, England. Ahead of today's meeting with the British Prime Minister, Mike Pence had already stated that the US stands with the UK over Brexit. Boris Johnson lost two critical votes in Parliament last night. The first was the Bill bought by Labour's Hilary Benn to prevent a "No-deal" Brexit and the second was his own to hold a general election on the 15th October. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

At least two teenagers were murdered and multiple other students injured by one of their peers in yet another shooting spree at a school in the United States of America on Thursday.

The shooting occurred at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California.

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Senator and 2020 Presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to discuss the upcoming election and the most urgent issues facing the nation.

Considering the United States saw 53 people murdered in mass shootings last month alone, the issue of common sense gun reform soon arose. Harris asked the audience—comprised of college students—whether or not they've ever had to undergo an active shooter drill at any point during their education. Virtually every single hand went up.

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U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) campaigns in Dallas, Texas, on September 14, 2018. - O'Rourke is the Democratic challenger for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

It was only last month that 22 people were murdered by a racist gunman targeting Hispanics in El Paso, Texas, once again bringing gun violence to the forefront of American political issues.

El Paso is the hometown of former congressman and current Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who suspended campaigning after the shooting to console his constituents and help the town recover before getting back on the campaign trail.

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US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) ceremony to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first recorded forced arrival of enslaved Africans in the Emancipation Hall of the US Capitol in Washington, DC on September 10, 2019. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California, put credit where it was due when asked about the lack of gun control legislation passed through Congress.

When a reporter asked Pelosi if she had regrets about not calling the House back from recess early to tackle gun control in the wake of more mass shootings and acts of White nationalist domestic terrorism she put the reporter in her place reminding her that the House has in fact passed gun control legislation and that her question was better asked of Senate Majority Leader McConnell.

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As mass shootings continue to plague the United States, most recently in Odessa, Texas, Americans are calling for action to be taken to stem the epidemic. Among the calls to action are universal background checks, which would close federal loopholes and require background checks for private sales. While many states have laws requiring background checks for private transactions, they aren't required under federal law.

Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) wants to keep it that way. His state, which has had at least two mass shootings in 30 days, loosened gun laws the day after the Odessa shooting.

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After the mass shooting that took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Dick's Sporting Goods decided to stop all sales of assault style guns and accessories in their stores. After a mass shooting at one of their own stores that took the lives of 22 people, Walmart decided to remove video game displays it deems violent.

Fred Guttenberg—whose 14 year-old daughter Jaime was murdered at her high school in Parkland—let the billion dollar retail chain know what he thought of their decision.

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The city of El Paso, Texas is in mourning after a shooter opened fire at a local shopping center, killing 22 people. The shooter published a manifesto shortly before the attack, claiming his actions were in response to the "Hispanic invasion of Texas."

President Donald Trump is currently in El Paso to meet with victims and law enforcement, but the community remains divided over whether his visit will be constructive, considering the shooter parroted much of the rhetoric Trump uses at his rallies.

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