At the very least ban automatic gunfire equipment

Another important point: One of the biggest GOP criticisms in the gun debate is that the various proposals wouldn't have done anything to stop or change the specific mass shooting that sparked the debate.

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein made a decision to push the issue anyway, introducing a bill on Wednesday that focused on one small part of her 2013 bill: banning "bump stocks".

Ms Titus, whose district includes the site of Sunday night's rampage, said: "The victims and families in Las Vegas don't need an explanation about the difference between machine guns and firearms with bump stocks".

"You have to stand up and say enough is enough", Feinstein said. In another video, a man fires off 58 rounds to celebrate his 58th birthday in just 12 seconds. "Don't tell me this anything other than greed; greed, money and fear".

Harris offered a dramatic suggestion before people speak out against tighter gun laws.

Notably, Cole took $5,000 in campaign donations from the NRA during the last election cycle, something Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) called out at another press conference Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, Republican candidate Jinyoung Lee Englund said she would support enhanced background checks and believes "every day citizens should not be able to turn a gun into a fully automatic weapon". The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is working with the FBI to assess Paddock's weapons. Chuck Schumer of New York, Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California, and Elizabeth Warren of MA, plus independent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida aims to ban the sale of so-called "bump stocks".

Rep. Steve Scalise, a Republican who was almost killed earlier this year when a supporter of Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign opened fire on a GOP softball practice, said the Las Vegas shooting only "fortified" his support for Americans' Second Amendment rights.

From a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock rained a steady stream of bullets down on a crowd of 22,000 people attending a country music festival. The potential for violence by a very small minority of the mentally ill is one of the reasons I've been dedicated to reforming and improving our mental health care system. They were going to stay in that hotel.

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., who is close to House leadership, told MSNBC: "I did not know that there was technology capable that cheaply of transforming a semiautomatic into an automatic weapon".

"I said I would look at it. It's one of those misses in life, could have happened to any one of us", she said. "Just like I don't think we ought to condemn all Muslims because of the act of one jihadist". After a gunman massacred 20 schoolchildren and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, lawmakers began an unsuccessful push to pass a national assault weapons ban.

According to data The Washington Post compiled, from 1998 through 2016, the NRA donated $3,533,294 to current members of Congress.

Scalise went through multiple surgeries and is still walking with crutches after James T. Hodgkinson shot him, along with several others, with a semi-automatic rifle during a Republican practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game on June 14.

  • Leroy Wright