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Tim Cook slams ‘insanity’ of US inactivity on gun violence after two mass shootings – CNET

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he's "heartbroken" by US legislators' inactivity on gun violence.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook said Sunday he's "heartbroken" by the "insanity" of legislative inactivity regarding gun violence in the US after two mass shootings in two cities within 24 hours left 29 dead.

"I'm heartbroken about what's happening in my country," Cook said in tweet Sunday. "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. It's time for good people with different views to stop finger pointing and come together to address this violence for the good of our country."

I'm heartbroken about what's happening in my country. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. It's time for good people with different views to stop finger pointing and come together to address this violence for the good of our country.

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 4, 2019

A shooting Saturday at Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killed 20 people and wounded 26, and a shooting later in the day in Dayton, Ohio, left 9 dead and 27 injured.

Cook is no stranger to voicing criticism of government activity he sees as detrimental to the US. In 2017, Cook spoke up against President Donald Trump's effort to close the US to immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries, telling employees in a memo that, "It is not a policy we support."

A year earlier, Cook was among more than 90 business executives who spoke out against a North Carolina law that would force traRead More – Source

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