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Bannon to French far-right
party: 'Let them call you racist'
PARIS---Former White House
strategist Steve Bannon re-en-
ergized France's struggling
far-right National Front party
yesterday by speaking at a party
congress and telling Marine Le
Pen's nationalist supporters:
"History is on our side."
Bannon's appearance in
France was part of a Euro-
pean tour as he seeks an in-
ternational platform for his
message that helped Donald
Trump win the U.S. presidency.
The former Breitbart News
chairman was an early admirer
of the National Front, whose
long-standing "French First"
motto rallied French voters for
years before Trump's "America
"Let them call you racist. Let
them call you xenophobes. Let
them call you nativists. Wear it
as a badge of honour," he told
the crowd at the party con-
The National Front has never
won the French presidency,
and the congress in Lille is
aimed at remaking its image
after Le Pen's crushing defeat to
Emmanuel Macron in last year's
presidential election. (AP)
Authorities give few clues to why
Army vet gunned down women
YOUNTVILLE, Calif.---The man
who killed three women after
a daylong siege at a Northern
California veterans home had
trouble adjusting to regular
life after he returned from
the Afghanistan war and had
been kicked out of the treat-
ment program designed to
As family and friends of
the victims tried to make
sense of the tragedy, authori-
ties offered little information
yesterday about why Albert
Wong, 36, attacked The Path-
way Home and whether he tar-
geted his victims.
Those who knew the women
said they had dedicated their
lives to helping those suffering
like Wong, and they would've
been in a good position to as-
sist him had Friday's hostage
situation ended differently.
"We lost three beautiful
people yesterday," Yountville
Mayor John Dubar said. "We
also lost one of our heroes
who clearly had demons that
resulted in the terrible trag-
edy that we all experienced
Authorities said Wong, a
former Army rifleman who
served a year in Afghanistan
in 2011 2012 and returned
highly decorated, went to the
campus about 53 miles (85
kilometres) north of San Fran-
cisco on Friday morning, slip-
ping into a going-away party
for some employees of The
Pathway Home. He let some
people leave, but kept the
Police said a Napa Valley
sheriff 's deputy exchanged
gunshots with Wong around
10:30 a.m. but after that
nothing was heard from him.
Hours later, authorities found
four bodies, including Wong's.
His victims were identi ied
as The Pathway Home Execu-
tive Director Christine Loeber,
48; Clinical Director Jennifer
Golick, 42; and Jennifer Gon-
zales, 29, a clinical psycholo-
gist with the San Francisco
Department of Veterans Af-
fairs Healthcare System.
A family friend told The As-
sociated Press that Gonzales
was seven months pregnant.
rapid- ire bump stocks
WASHINGTON---The Trump administra-
tion said yesterday it has taken the irst
step in the regulatory process to ban
bump stocks, likely setting the stage for
long legal battles with gun manufacturers
while the trigger devices remain on the
The move was expected after President
Donald Trump ordered the Justice De-
partment to work toward a ban following
the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Flor-
ida high school in February. Bump stocks,
which enable guns to ire like automatic
weapons, were not used in that attack ---
they were used in last year's Las Vegas
massacre --- but have since become a focal
point in the gun control debate.
The Justice Department's regulation
would classify the hardware as a machine
gun banned under federal law. That
would reverse a 2010 decision by the
federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire-
arms and Explosives that found bump
stocks did not amount to machine guns
and could not be regulated unless Con-
gress amended existing irearms law or
passed a new one.
A reversal of the department's earlier
evaluation could be seen as an admission
that it was legally flawed, which manu-
facturers could seize on in court. Even as
the Trump administration moves toward
banning the devices, some ATF of icials
believe it lacks the authority to do so.
But any congressional effort to create
new gun control laws would need support
from the pro-gun Republican majority. A
bid to ban the accessory izzled last year,
even as lawmakers expressed openness
to the idea after nearly 60 people were
gunned down in Las Vegas.
Some states have sought their own re-
strictions in light of the inaction. A ban on
bump stocks was part of a far-reaching
school safety bill signed by Florida Gov.
Rick Scott, a Republican, on Friday that
was immediately met with a lawsuit by
the National Rifle Association. The pow-
erful group has said it supports ATF regu-
lations on the accessory but opposes any
legislation that would do that same. The
NRA did not immediately return calls for
Calls mounted for a bump stock ban
after the Las Vegas shooting, and the
Justice Department said in December it
would again review whether they can be
prohibited under federal law. (AP)
A woman, who declined to give her name, cries after placing flowers at a sign at the Veterans Home of
California, the morning after a hostage situation in Yountville, Calif., yesterday. A daylong siege at The
Pathway Home ended Friday evening with the discovery of four bodies, including the gunman, identified as
Albert Wong, a former Army rifleman who served a year in Afghanistan in 2011-2012.
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