Julián Castro. (Gage Skidmore, Flickr)
Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro has unveiled a new plan called the “People First Plan to Disarm Hate” to combat white supremacy and gun violence. The plan was released on August 9, days after 31 people were killed and dozens were injured in two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
The former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary cited the domestic terror attack in El Paso when releasing his new policy proposal. “This horrific tragedy is not an isolated incident. White nationalism is on the rise while military-grade firearms are more easily available than ever,” Castro wrote.
He continued: “The gun violence epidemic is devastating families and communities in big cities and small towns, and an entire generation is growing up afraid for their safety no matter where they live.”
The issues of white supremacy and gun violence are personal to him…
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