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Mormon Family Mourns Their Dead In Mexico, Calls For U.S. To Rein In Its Guns

A relative of the three women and six children who were killed tells President Trump to stop U.S. "loopholes from systematically injecting high powered assault weapons to Mexico."
Relatives of slain members of Mexican-American families belonging to Mormon communities visit the burnt wreckage of a Chevrolet Tahoe where five of their relatives died in Bavispe, in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. Source: Jose Luis Gonzalez

Several members of the extended family of Mormons whose relatives were attacked in northern Mexico Monday are speaking out, saying it's time to reject gang violence. As family members prepare to bury the nine victims killed in that attack, they also say both the U.S. and Mexico should be part of the solution.

President Trump has extended his condolences to relatives of victims — three mothers and six children, all U.S. citizens — on Tuesday. But it was Trump's offer to help by sending the U.S. military into Mexico that drew a response from both the family and Mexico's government.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador quickly rebuffed Trump's offer, saying his government will seek justice in the case. And on Wednesday, López

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