WATCH LIVE: Mexico’s foreign minister speaks in El Paso, Texas

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s government said it considers a shooting at a crowded department store in El Paso, Texas that left eight of its citizens dead an “act of terrorism” against Mexicans and hopes it will lead to changes in U.S. gun laws.Story continues below

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday that Mexico will respect the debate that will unfold in the United States following Saturday’s attack that killed a total of 22 people, but he believes the discussion could lead to change north of the border.READ MORE: El Paso parents died shielding 2-month-old son from gunfire, family says“There could be a change to their laws because it is stunning what is happening, unfortunate and very powerful,” López Obrador said. “I don’t rule out that they could change their constitution and laws. These are new times; you have to always be adjusting the legal framework to the new reality.”WATCH: 8 Mexicans killed, others injured in El Paso shooting, Mexico minister says