A relative of two Dayton shooting victims just sent Trump a message he hopes ‘goes viral’


After losing his cousin and sister this weekend in the Dayton mass murder, an Ohio man asked for his video interview (embedded below) to go viral, so that even President Trump will hear it– in hopes that it will convince him to FINALLY take action to protect Americans from gun violence.

Damon Davenport spoke with CNN after his cousin Thomas McNichols was gunned down by a 24-year-old white male who used a hundred round magazine to inflict nine deaths and 26 injuries in only 30 seconds before police gunned him down.

Aggrieved over the sudden loss of his cousin, Davenport didn’t mince words about his loss, and what he expects the President to do. According to Raw Story, what readers need to do to make sure that Donald Trump hears his voice:

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“This has got to stop and today is going to be the day that it does stop. I’m shouting out to the president of the United States. I want this to go viral.

Make sure this is on every news station. My cousins did not deserve to lose their life.

They had children. Hard-working people. All they were doing is enjoying a night on the town, and they’re dead. Never to come home again, never to see their family again. They’re gone.

And I want the president to hear this. Donald Trump, I want you to hear this. You need to be here right now. You need to.”

The body-armor-clad shooter also claimed his 22-year-old sister’s life outside Ned Peppers, a popular local bar.

Last night’s shooting in Dayton’s “Oregon district” shattered an otherwise mundane evening in an otherwise safe neighborhood.

Lt. Governor John Husted (R-OH) exclaimed that he lived near the area of the “senseless shooting” for years, and he was an elected official from the city. Unfortunately, the Republican politician also has an A+ rating from the NRA, which means that he will do absolutely nothing about the bloodbath.


For his part, all that President Trump has done about this weekend’s bloodbath is to post a meaningless tweet asking flags should be lowered to half-mast, and hiding out at his New Jersey golf course.

But Damon Davenport does have the right idea.

If Donald Trump can be convinced to take time away from his precious golf course to fly out to Dayton, Ohio and demand that his obsequious Republican subordinates give the House Democrats’ bipartisan bill for universal background checks a vote in the Senate, then maybe we could finally see a some genuine reform to stop gun violence in America.

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If Davenport’s plea goes totally viral, maybe it’ll happen.

Here’s Damon Davenport’s message to Trump:


Photo credit CNN.

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Grant Stern

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Grant Stern is a columnist for the Washington Press. He's also mortgage broker, writer, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida.