Local shoppers have their own ideas on how to curb mass killing

The Galleria at Crystal Run & the Poughkeepsie Galleria's hours will be changing on Wednesday.

TOWN OF WALLKILL – Shoppers went about their business as usual at an area mall on Sunday following the mass murders in public venues this weekend. In El Paso, Texas 21 people were shot to death by a gunman, who surrendered to police. On Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio, nine people were murdered by a gunman who was shot and killed by police.

Most shoppers we approached for comment at the Galleria at Crystal Run in the Town of Wallkill on Sunday declined to comment, but one local man, Mark, had his own view on how to curb the violence.

“I think a reasonable gun control policy would be a good place to start,” he said.

A woman named Summer from Middletown had her own thoughts.

“If there are no guns, there is no shooting. People won’t die,” she said.

On Saturday, while the carnage was taking place in Texas, stores in the Mid-Hudson were busy with back-to-school shoppers.  The El Paso shopping center was packed on Saturday morning with families doing back-to-school shopping.

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