Las Vegas massacre: Gun lobby's surprise response

08 October, 2017, 00:35 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Stephen Paddock the man who let loose a barrage of bullets on the Las Vegas Strip in the worst mass shooting in modern

I'm no longer optimistic.

The organisation, which holds a powerful sway over members of Congress, dismissed some of the initial response from lawmakers who pressed for more gun control after Stephen Paddock shot dead 58 people attending a music festival. "So I really see that for the first time we may have a chance at getting a bipartisan solution to this great challenge".

"Nevada has some of the most lax gun laws in the nation", Gardiner said.

Since the mass shooting in Newtown, the United States government has not done much to address mental health, but the left thinks policy makers should go straight to grabbing guns.

Also known by the brand name Slide Fire, bump-fire stocks, or "bump stocks", modify such rifles as an AR-15 to "allow it to fire in rapid succession or automatic fire", said Sam Rabadi, a retired ATF special agent. The footage and images of the carnage that unfolded are terrifying.

But he does not fit into the profile of most mass shooters or even the "lone wolves" recruited online by Islamic State (ISIS). We still don't know all the facts of what happened. "Maybe it's time we stopped using 18th-century law as to regulate 21st-century weapons", the message on the image read.

Paddock could also have illegally converted semi-automatic rifles into fully automatic guns, a process made easier by the presence of guides uploaded to the internet. Politicians are very wary of invoking their ire.

It didn't used to be this way. I was again horrified to see the images of people on the Las Vegas strip trying to escape bullets flying at them from someone who should not have had a gun.

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Still he finished with a line of six innings pitched and allowing five hits (four home runs), three walks and seven strikeouts. After a Cody Bellinger single, Yasiel Puig lined a double into center field to give Los Angeles a 4-0 advantage.

"Thoughts & prayers are NOT enough".

They did so notwithstanding the reality that their constituents aren't so sure. So technically, it's you firing at 10 rounds per second.

There are some controls, points out Laura Cutilletta, the legal director at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Anyone. That includes relatives and friends of victims, gun control supporters, 2nd Amendment supporters. These comments and the President's blind support for the NRA's unsafe agenda are soul-crushing - not just because I'm a gun violence survivor, but also because I vote in this country and I care about how I leave it for my daughter. Here are two such truths. It's one of those misses in life. She was active in her church, helped rebuild homes in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and "would do everything to be the best mom and best wife she could be".

"We certainly welcome that and would like to be part of that conversation", Sanders said. She calls him "the most kind-hearted, loving man she ever met". At a press conference Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital he declined to comment further. Yet the very reason silencers were originally subject to registration regulations was because they were used in crimes, and because their chief utility was to hide gun crimes and illegal hunting with guns. Advocates argue that silencers are nearly never used in crimes, and that silencers help protect the gun users' hearing.

In 2015, Sandoval signed a law banning people convicted of domestic violence from getting a gun. Nonetheless, how can any rational person oppose a waiting period or a background check before someone is handed a lethal weapon? Some allow semi-automatic guns to shoot hundreds of rounds per minute.

The answers to these questions, to me and to millions of Americans, are obvious. And regulations covering the sale of firearms are looser now that they were just a few months ago.

When it comes to gun massacres, the U.S.is an anomaly.

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