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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls US inaction on gun control ‘insanity’ after mass shootings

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Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the China Development Forum in Beijing, China March 23, 2019.

Thomas Peter | Reuters

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Sunday he’s “heartbroken” about the mass shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend, leaving 29 people dead in less than 24 hours.

Cook went on to slam US legislators’ inaction around gun control as “insanity” and called for bipartisan efforts on the issue.

A shooting Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso killed 20 people and wounded 26 more, while a shooting in Dayton left nine people dead and 27 others wounded.

It’s not the first time Cook has voiced his concerns about U.S. government policies.

In 2017, Cook sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations. He also joined a group of tech executives in calling out Trump’s transgender military ban, calling it “discrimination.”

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