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Apple CEO Cook: US Gun-Control Inaction Is 'Insanity'

Apple CEO Cook: US Gun-Control Inaction Is 'Insanity'
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By    |   Monday, 05 August 2019 01:44 PM

A “heartbroken” Apple CEO Tim Cook lashed out at U.S. lawmkers, calling their inaction on gun control “insanity” while demanding bipartisan efforts on the issue.

“I'm heartbroken about what's happening in my country. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. It's time for good people with different views to stop finger pointing and come together to address this violence for the good of our country,” Cook said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump on Monday proposed tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform and wider use of the death penalty in response to mass slayings over the weekend that killed 30 people in Texas and Ohio.

It’s not the first time Cook has voiced his concerns about U.S. government policies, CNBC explained. In 2017, Cook sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations. He also joined a group of tech executives in calling out Trump’s transgender military ban, calling it “discrimination.”

Meanwhile, the man arrested for killing 21 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, reportedly had racist motives and Trump said Americans must “condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy.”

Trump did not directly address accusations that his own anti-immigrant and racially charged comments have contributed to a rise in race tensions, Reuters reported.

“These sinister ideologies must be defeated,” he said in remarks at the White House. “Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul.”

Democrats quickly accused Trump of hiding behind talk of mental health reform and the role of social media instead of committing to tighter gun laws to address gun violence in the United States.

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