White House to propose expedited death penalty for perpetrators of mass shootings

Parvez Jabri September 2, 2019

SHANNON: US Attorney General William Barr has drafted legislation that would speed the death penalty for people who have committed mass murder, a White House official said on Monday.

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, told reporters on Air Force 2 that the measure would be part of a package of gun legislation that the White House intends to propose to Congress.

Copyright Reuters, 2019

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