USA will 'be talking about gun laws as time goes by'
- Author: Leroy Wright Oct 04, 2017,
Oct 04, 2017, 18:56
Condemning the Las Vegas mass shooting, the deadliest in the country's modern history, which claimed almost 60 lives, Indian-American lawmakers have called for changes in the gun control laws in the US, PTI reported.
Amid an outpouring of grief and condolences as the death toll climbed higher from Monday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, one US senator sent out a tweet, pointing an angry finger at his colleagues on Capitol Hill.
In fact, with Republicans monopolizing power in the White House and in Congress, chances of reform appear less promising for Democrats than when President Barack Obama failed to do so after the Sandy Hook school massacre in 2012.
Trump, who travels Wednesday to Las Vegas, may have provided hope for gun-control groups when he signalled that a debate was possible.
Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree with no criminal record, was identified as the gunman in Sunday night's mass shooting, spraying bullets from the window of his 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. There are twenty-three weapons which were found in his hotel room.
Caleb Keeter, a musician playing the Route 91 Harvest festival where the shooting took place, tweeted that his crew had guns but couldn't use them for this exact reason.
But Flake didn't want to talk about gun control today, and neither did many other Republicans.
Sullivan said Paddock had been a customer of Guns & Guitars for about a year, and in that time the shop sold him five firearms.
Trump insisted, "our unity can not be shattered by evil".
The Legislature did pass bills that would make it easier to prosecute someone who tries to buy a firearm who can't legally own one, and to notify a victim of domestic violence if their abuser illegally tries to buy a gun.
"We've got to put humanity over our politics". It is taking away people's rights to organize mass shootings. "I don't think restrictions do anything but prevent honest, law-abiding people from getting a weapon they need and deserve to have, with the freedoms we have in America".
But since then Trump - whose White House bid was endorsed by the NRA - has positioned himself as a defender of the constitutional "right to keep and bear arms". In 2016, sales got a boost from the presidential election campaigns.
It's bad enough our elected officials at the statehouse and in Washington have blocked sensible gun laws that the vast majority of Americans - including most gun owners - support, such as universal background checks on firearm purchases.