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public service along with these other television providers. giving you a front row seat to democracy. >> the reporting of the new york times, the headline grief and anger sweeps through buffalo after a racist massacre. the day after one of the deadliest racist massacres in american history. a law official -- law officials probe disturbing hands into his behavior and they governor promised action -- the governor promised action on hate speech that they said spent about a -- spread. he was at a top supermarket, killing 10. almost all of the victims were black shoppers and a security guard bound together by tragic happenstance. he picked his target carefully, the police said, choosing an area known for a large black population.
resident the area -- visiting the area edit what they police called a reconnaissance. he was picked up by state police after making threatening remarks and had been taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. the new york governor on this morning -- this week she spoke about the role of social media in all of this. >> it is so clear that so much planning went into this massacre. the shooter drove miles, you try to live stream it as well. had he been on the radar of law enforcement at all? >> in respect of something he wrote in high school, he was under surveillance at the time was medical authorities.
i want to know what people knew and when they knew it. calling upon law enforcement as well as our social media platforms, the ceos of those companies need to be held accountable and all of us -- and show all of us they are taking every step possible to monitor this information. how these depraved ideas are for amending on social media. is spreading like a -- it is spreading like a virus. they replacement theory, they are concerned and taking to the streets in places like charlottesville, motivated by this idea that emigrants and jew s and blacks replacing whites. in is to be monitored and shut down the second these words are out there -- it needs to be
monitored and shut down the second they words are out there. look behind me, the military execution, this could result in other replicating -- >> how do you stop? >> there is not enough what a trait, this information is out there -- there is not enough monitoring, the information is out there. these companies have technology, key words show up, they need to be identified, someone needs to watch this and shut it down. we will protect the rights to free speech, there is a limit to what you can do and hate crimes is not protected. >> starting off the program, we are interested in your reaction to the murders in buffalo.
particularly the role in extremism. the lines are 202-849-8000. the opinion of eugene robinson, buffalo's individuals were killed by white supremacy. he writes political leaders from far right and for leveled announced their massacre. they need for sensible gun control and they need to focus -- the need for sensible gun control, and the need to focus on mental health. when he to talk about how politicians and thought leaders are using the file poison of replacement theory to garner campaign donations and votes, boosting television ratings and achieving fame. later talk about how most of this is coming from people who
telling complete fiction. we have been in orange beach, alabama. a kid shows up for school in a week in hazmat uniforms. this is the federal government, it is the fbi, is the local governments fault. all we hear they know this is not top is out there and they do nothing about it -- not job is out there and they do nothing about it. i blame it on the federal government for not pursuing this and monitoring this. host: they did not catch him
when he went to purchase his firearms. how what have that have been known to the gun store owner or federal officials? caller: he was removed from school and put under psychiatric evaluation. somebody knew something. this is an agenda to create a race war by the federal government. host: let us hear from sharon in glen oak, maryland. caller: how are you doing this morning? when i heard about this mass shooting, it got me upset. i felt ill. i do not understand. we live in the united states of america. a country that god has blessed. we have wickedness in this country that is going to bring this country down.
god does not judge you because you are white or blue eyes or whatever. he judges you by your heart. that is it. there is too much violence in this country. this country is going down in a hand basket and it all started with donald trump because he is a liar. he got so many people fooled and all messed up and going by what he says. he is a habitual liar. those who follow god, god is a god of truth and righteousness and does things right. that is why my family is successful, i make sure that they do what is right. i have sons and i do not allow them to do things that is not right. i make them do the right thing. if i was a caucasian person and i knew my son was a that young man, i would have done something about that.
people do not want to do it. i thank you it for allowing me to express my opinion. host: here are some details on the suspect's purchase of one of the firearms that he used. and modified rifles to hold more ammunition. the suspect in the massacre purchased the primary weapon used in the shooting, a used bushmaster semiautomatic rifle in his hometown. he then illegally modified the gun so he could use high-capacity magazine. patent gendron described how he did this in online postings. hate about the gun in january from vintage firearms, a small gun store 15 miles from his home. paying $960 for the rifle.
he acquired two backup weapons, he purchased in early december, and a semi-automatic rifle he received from his father as a christmas present when he was 16 years old. and, fort pierce, florida -- henrietta, fort pierce, florida. caller: from what i have been able to glean is it seems this man had been in legal trouble more than a year ago. it was he committed a felony. my question is, we have gun laws, why was this young man able to get a gun? that falls upon the fbi and those in the adf department that actually monitor.
>> i we keep -- we leave this to keep our coverage to the u.s. capitol where the house is about 24 general speeches. lawmakers are scheduled to debate 17 bills including several dealing with cybersecurity and veterans issues. this is a live coverage on the u.s. house on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a com communication from the speaker. the clerk: speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. may 16, 2022. i hereby appoint the honorable deborah k. ross to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 10, 2022, the chair will now recognize members