Former President called for stronger gun control legislation and spoke out against the “climate of fear and hatred” that has been fueled by some of the country’s leaders.

He put out a statement Monday, after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, claimed at least 31 lives and injured dozens more over the weekend. During his presidency, Obama spoke after more than , and memorably  in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“No other developed nation tolerates the levels of gun violence that we do,” he said Monday. “Every time this happens, we’re told that tougher gun laws won’t stop all murders. … But the evidence shows that they can stop some killings.”

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