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Trump laments Texas shooting, calls on government 'to keep our children safe'

President Trump on Friday sorrowfully reacted to the news of a fatal shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas, high school. "This has been going on too long in our country," he said of the attack, in which at least eight people died, and which comes just three months after 17 people were killed at a school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Trump added that "everyone must work together at every level of government to keep our children safe," calling it a "very sad day."

Trump has sent conflicting messages about gun reform, telling governors not to be "afraid" of the National Rifle Association and urging "something" be done to stop shootings, but later speaking at the NRA's annual conference and vowing to protect Second Amendment rights. Jeva Lange