President Trump travels to grieving Las Vegas after mass shooting

Sandy Hook Senator after Las Vegas shooting: Congress must “get off its ass and do something”

Up until the shooting in Las Vegas, the Pulse shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in USA history.

"In the wake of this tragedy, I hope well all be able to take the time to look for the helpers and that each of us, in our own way, will seek to help our nation heal, move forward, and work to prevent similar tragedies", Raja Krishnamoorthi, Democrat Congressman from 8th district IL, said.

"This must stop", Murphy said.

"This must stop. It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren't public policy responses to this epidemic". And so there are lots of folks who understand the importance of the Second Amendment but they also understand what I would say is, and I think most people would I think agree, is common sense gun legislation.

The president refused to answer questions about whether the attack was domestic terrorism and brushed off questions about gun control, saying, "We'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by". Considering there are more mass shootings each year in America than there are days in the year, it will never be an "appropriate" time for some.

Such guns are legal in the USA, so long as they were made before May 1986 and are registered with the federal government.

The White House says President Donald Trump will travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday to console the victims of the worst mass shooting in American history.

Republican leaders are making clear that Congress will take no action on gun legislation in the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas. Most gun owners believe owning a gun is a fundamental freedom. Enough. Congress & the WH should act now to save lives. "I am more than frustrated, I am furious".

The Republican-led Congress had been pushing ahead on measures to loosen gun restrictions, including the gun silencer bill and one to allow people with concealed-carry permits to take their weapons to other states. "People were getting shot one foot away from us..."

"What happened in Las Vegas is in many ways a miracle", he added, echoing the statement he delivered Monday in the White House Diplomat Room.

But after years of inaction on guns, Democrats on Monday seemed to have run out of patience. "Thoughts and prayers are NOT enough. We had the awful incident that happened today, then we had the Pulse Nightclub which, until today, was the worst one and then you had Sandy Hook".

"People don't vote gun control".

"They should be praying", Kimmel said of lawmakers. Guns made before 1986 may be owned by anyone who passes a background check and registers the gun.



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