Trump slams Las Vegas shooting as 'act of pure evil'

Trump slams Las Vegas shooting as 'act of pure evil'

The American people are exhausted of being outraged, sending thoughts and prayers, seeing men, women and children die because the gun lobby does put profit over people, Jayapal said during her speech on the floor of the US House of Representatives on Monday. Congresswoman Kathy Castor said, "Certainly, we can come together to pass common-sense safety requirements such as background checks".

The President was asked about a gun bill now making its way through the House that would loosen restrictions on purchasing gun silencers.

IL politicians continue reacting to Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. In her speech on the floor of the US House of Representatives yesterday, Jayapal said the American people were exhausted of being outraged, sending thoughts and prayers, seeing men, women and children die "because the gun lobby does put profit over people".

As the conversation slowly turns to the gun control debate in the wake of another USA mass shooting, the president who is a strong gun rights advocate attempted to put off that discussion.


A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms tells 8 on Your Side that federal agents are "urgently tracing" the firearms they found at the scene of last night's Las Vegas shooting, where dozens died and thousands fled after the sound of automatic gunfire shattered the night. He also added that the shooting was an act of pure evil.

It's possible Paddock took the semi-automatic weapons he was known to have bought legally and used special tools to convert them to automatic weapons, Rabadi said. The police department, they've done such an incredible job. The United States has averaged more than one mass shooting every day since a madman opened fire at an Orlando nightclub June 12, 2016, killing 49 and wounding more, according to The New York Times. Yesterday's attack will likely delay, but not permanently stop, that vote.

These tools are legal and can be purchased online or from a manufacturer, Rabadi said, who explained that the accessories work by using "the gun's own inertia to slide back and forth and allow the firing of the weapon in rapid succession".

Calls for a crackdown on gun ownership in the USA has intensified in the wake of the massacre, meaning there is likely to be a surge in sales from people fearing increased restrictions. Gun silencers would make it harder for police to identify a mass shooter in a crowd. With that in mind, Schumer also singled out another bill sponsored by many Republicans allowing concealed carry permits in one state to be recognized in others.

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