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Democrats criticized for talking gun control so soon after Vegas shooting

06 Octubre 2017, 03:44 | Cornelio Vivanco

Democrats criticized for talking gun control so soon after Vegas shooting

Democrats criticized for talking gun control so soon after Vegas shooting

Two Nevada gun shops confirmed Monday that they sold firearms to Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock in the a year ago and said he passed all required background checks. Actually, the answers begin with toughening of the nation's gun laws, starting with a reinstatement of the Assault Weapons Ban that was on the books for just 10 years following a 1993 massacre in the Bay Area.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and opposition leader Bill Shorten have expressed their condolences for the victims of the attack, and have praised Australia's strict gun laws.

Asked at today's briefing with reporters about what can be done by the feds to lessen the possibility of a mass shooting, Speaker Ryan pointed to mental health legislation approved in 2016 by the Congress. Bernie Sanders said in a prepared statement.

Las Vegas police say they found at least 16 rifles in the Las Vegas shooter's hotel room.

"We must end this senseless violence", said Congressman Ro Khanna, Democrat Congressman from 17th district California.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein says her own daughter had planned to attend the Route 91 musical festival in Las Vegas where concertgoers were slaughtered this week - but her plans changed and she didn't go.

The CPC called on Congressional Republicans to cease efforts to pass legislation promoting gun silencers and armor-piercing bullets while weakening firearm transportation requirements across state lines.

"We send our thoughts and prayers, too, but they are not enough".

Gun companies' stocks declined following the election of President Donald Trump who is viewed as more amenable to gun owners.

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro called for reforms including a ban on high-capacity magazines and universal background checks. "Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings happen with this degree of regularity".

Stocks of gun manufacturers jumped Monday following the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history the previous night.

And making it illegal for anyone on the terrorist watch list to purchase a gun in the United States because even though someone on the watch list cannot now board a plane, they can now purchase a gun. Still, Congress refuses to act.

On Monday, Murphy tweeted, "None of this ends unless we do something to stop it".

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