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>> maybe a terrorist might not knock down my do, but when mayhem starts to happen, i want to be prepared. following multiple police involved s sotdauvl dolved shootings, the chicago police department face as serious investigation. russia makes good on a promise to france. el nino strikes the west coast and much, much more on a busy tuesday. "early today" starar right now. and good morning everyone. thanks for being with us. i'm shannon mulaire. has donald trump gone too far this time? political rivals are lining up to condemn his latest proposal, a complete shut down of muslims entering the u.s. >> we have to figure it out. we can't live like this. it's going to get worse and worse. you're going to have moreorld
it's going to get worse and worse folks. we can be politically correct and stupid but it's going to get worse and worse. >> trump's rivals are stepping back in a big way using words like ridiculous and down right dangerous. and hillary clinton calling the situation reprehensible and prejudiced. and even conservative stall wrt dick cheney is speakingp, saying the ban is against everything we stand for and believe in. retweeted almost 6,000 times from the democratic mayor of st. petersberg, florida, i'm hereby barring donald trump from entering st. petersberg. >> reporter: president obama appealed to americans not to
>> it is our respononbility to reject religious tests on who we admit into our country. it's our job to reject proposals that somehow muslims should be treated differently. >> reporter: donald tru issued a statement calling for a total d complete shut down of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what's going on. and adl muslims. supporters in souou carolina embrace it. i've had too many brothers and sisters lost over there in those two wars to just let them come here free range. >> reporter: terror leading american muslim counsel, cair says donald trump sounds like a leader of a mob, not a great nation like ours.
just as homeland security leader was speaking in support of muslim community leaders against extremists. >> we must not force american muslims to run and hide and retreat to ththshadows. >> reporter: it is a clash of rhetoric and policy in a nation divided. in san bernardino incrsingly bombastic rhetoric. >> we will carpet bomb them into oblivion. i don't know if sand can glow in the dark but we're going to find out.t. >> that is not my policy. i believe the focus should focus on radical islamic terrorism. >> that wassand andrea mitchell reporting. and the fbi says the couple
shshting were radicalized for some time and seen in shooting ranges in the area. and farook went to this range firing a number of weapons including an assault rifle days before the shooting. and we have the first look at the couple entering the country. >> repepter: shannon, the fbi now calling this investigation one on quote a massive scale. saying that they confuskiscated 19 pipe bomb make components. and they've gone target practice shooting just days before thi massacre andd of the five guns confiscated, two were registered and purchased by enrique marcus and aneighbor said his neighbor had become increasingng erratic
pretended like he didn't even know her afterer running into him at a local walmart. they're also focusing on the mother of syed farook. they say was living inside the home with the couple that was effectively a bomb making factory. how, when and by w wm this couple was radicalized. shannon. america has seen a spike in gun sales following the san bernardino tererr tack. over 185,000 new background checks were processed by the fbi. reporter: as the national debate rages over gun control, guns are selling. many worried americans like the
>> maybe a terrorist might not knoc down my door but when mayhem happens, i want to be prepared. >> reporter: a marked increase in the number of firearm background checks following each mass shooting in america. a 15% jump following fort hood in 2009. a 17% increase after aurora, colorado in 2012. and 38.7% following new town, connecticut and coming in january, gun tv, a special channel dedicated to firearms. one study suggests therere could be fewer mass shooting casualties if more people were armed. >> a s sll portion of concealed
>> given that there are o or 300 million guns in this country, we'd be the safest nation in the developed world. the reality is americans are 20 times s re likeke to b b murdered by a gun than in any other country. attorney general loretta lynch says the justice department is monitoring the antitislim rhetoric that's emerged following last week's shooting. ey said they prosecute deeds and not words and americans shouldn't let r rtoric turn into violence. mean while, islamic residents took part in a march in kansas city. members declaring terrorism is not islam and being muslim means not harming others. one added nearly all of the islamic world condemns terrorism. >> 99% of the islam world condemn terrorists.
in islam, not the real islam. the true islam is peace. >> many also chanted yes, yes peace during that march. u2 had a very special guest at their concert in paris monday night. >> nothing less except to introduce you to some people whose lives will forever be a part of the city of paris. these are our brothers, they were robbed of their stage three weeks ago and we would like to offer them ours tonight. would you welcome the eagles of death metal. >> lead singer thanks u2 and the crowd saying i will never stop rocking and rolling. the band performed "patty smith, people have the power."
attack on the bataclan theater. russian authorities re presented the french ambassador in moscow with this cute police dog in training. it's a replacement for the dog killed during the search for the ring leader of the paris terror attack. he began his police training in russia and will finish in france. days of record rainfall have turned roads into rivers and triggered land slides in the portland portland, oregon area. and the pacific northwest is bracing for even more wet weather. nbc meteorologist bill karins is here with more on that. >> and we've set up in our parade of storms across the cif papafic, this is what wewexpect going into our el nino winter. this plume of moisture just pointed straight at washington and oregon for the cascades and
where the heaviest rain will fall today and tomorrow. and then shift further south on thursday. this red coloring in here is up to five inches of rain. the pink is seven inches of rain and we expect miner to moderate flooding along the rivers. hopefully we won't see major problems. and there's not a lot of cold air, we do have avalanche warnings near the saw tooth momntains and in central california, this is welcome snow. we haven't had a lot so far this season in the central portion of the sierras. that's good news. now a closer look at your day ahead. so, everywhere east of f e rockies is dealing with just the opposite of the northwest. lots of sunshine, lots of warmth, a little coo this morning in new england but
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detail, prosecutor anita alvarez said she was not charging the chicago police department who shot 25-year-old ronald johnson in the back as he ran from police in october 2014. >> the crime cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. >> reporter: they say enhanced dash cam radio shows a 9 millimeter gun in johnson's right hand. johnson's mother said it was planted. >> he had nothing in his hand. >> reporter: attorney general loretta lynch launches an investigation into the department's force. >> we want to see if the police department as a systemic matter has had violations in policing. >> we welcome it. and the city of chicago wille better for it. we accept it and we need it.
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