DONALD Trump’s government is planning to battle mass shootings by tracking phones and smartwatches belonging to mentally ill people.
The idea was dreamed up by a team tasked by the President’s daughter Invanka to stop shooters butchering American people.
Bob Wright, a former NBC chairman and longtime Trump aide, is the leading force behind the idea.
He has formed Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), to tackle such problems.
Mr Wright’s team have produced a three-page document called “Stopping Aberrant Fatal Events by Helping Overcome Mental Extremes”.
This links mass shootings to mental health rather than lax gun laws.
The document also urges the government to explore whether technology could detect when people with mental health difficulties are about to become violent.
But the ideas have been slammed as infringing civil liberties.
Marisa Randazzo, former chief research psychologist for the US Secret Service, told the Post the initial premise was itself flawed.
She said: “Everything we know from research tells us it’s a weak link at best.”
The latest shooting spree in El Paso massacre on August 3 where 22 were killed was carried out by a man with racist motivations.
Hours later an extreme left shooter shot dead 20 people in Dayton, Ohio