Now Is Not the Time to Talk About Gun Control

Cheryl Sanders
October 5, 2017

Examples include: Chicago last year had over 4,300 shooting victim; Baltimore last year had over 900 shooting victims.

"That certainly hasn't helped there, so when that time for those conversations to take place, we will look at things that can actually have a real impact". He also transmits that Trump is a strict supporter of article 2 of US Constitution, which gives citizens right to possession of weapons, "one of things we don't want to do, to make laws that won't stop such attacks".

Trump sent a slightly more nuanced signal on Tuesday morning, telling reporters that 'we'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by'.

The Las Vegas shooting has reignited debate over the ease of access to firearms in the United States, with Hillary Clinton criticising the National Rifle Association (NRA) for backing legislation that would relax rules over the purchase of silencers.

"Now is the time to take positive action to keep America safer", she said in an official statement.

"It would be premature for us to discuss policy" when all the facts about the event are known, Ms Sanders said. "And right now, we're simply not at that point".

"It's very easy for Mrs. Clinton to criticize, but I think we need to remember the only person with blood on their hands is that of the shooter", she replied when asked if Trump supported the NRA-backed bill.

Later in the briefing, when prompted by a question about how quickly then-candidate Trump used the Orlando shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse to promote his proposed Muslim ban, Sanders simply said, "There's a difference between being a candidate and being the President". Earlier in the day, Trump called the shooting "an act of pure evil".

Huckabee Sanders told the story of 29-year-old Sonny Melton, who traveled to Las Vegas from Tennessee to attend the concert with his wife, Heather. But the idea that the White House refuses to discuss the issue so soon after tragedy does not match reality.

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