After a gunman killed seven people and injured 23 more in a brazen daytime drive-by shooting through two Texas towns on Saturday, some are wondering whether this latest mass shooting will impact the presidential race or not. The attack has highlighted President Donald Trump’s recent inconsistent statements on instating background checks for firearm purchases, as well as Sen. Mitch McConnell’s continued opposition to such a change.

Meanwhile, for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, the primary race kicks into high gear, with the first face-off between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden just a week away in the next debates.

Jim Braude was joined by Sue O’Connell, political commentator on NECN and co-publisher of Bay Windows; and Joe Malone, former Massachusetts state treasurer and Trump supporter.