Attorney General William Barr drafted a bill to accelerate the death penalty for those guilty of mass murder that will be presented to Congress after the August recess.

This bill is part of a broader package of measures that includes other regulations to prevent gun violence in the country, according to the VOA quoting Reuters, naming Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, as the source of the information.

President Donald Trump asked the Department of Justice to review existing legislation to prevent criminals convicted of mass murders from spending years awaiting execution, CBNSNews reported.

Also, the president said he is open to hearing proposals that seek to solve the problem of mass shootings.

In addition, he supports the approach that considers acts of violence from the perspective of a mental health problem. Another aspect that could be implemented is background checks.

On the other hand, President Trump has condemned violence and racist hatred.

“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul,” the president said from the White House on August 5, following the terrible shootings in El Paso [Texas] and Dayton [Ohio].

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