Shooters exploit limited laws to get guns

Cheryl Sanders
October 5, 2017

In comments after the Las Vegas shooting, which left 59 people dead and approximately 500 wounded, Sen. The senator has a long history on the issue after authoring an assault weapons ban that was in effect for 10 years before expiring in 2004.

He has been identified as Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old local man. Las Vegas authorities were also looking for a "companion" of the suspect, Marilou Danley, but noted later Monday, "We're confident - but not 100 percent sure - we have located the female person of interest".

But the president played down that sense of urgency.

"I think we see too much of that, where people say, 'Oh OK, now you have to have gun control'".

Murphy represents Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman opened fire at an elementary school there in 2012, killing 27 people, including 20 schoolchildren. "I think for instance, you can pick up a gun quicker than you can get registered to vote in this state", South Dakota Democratic Party Executive Director said.

Lobby groups engage in a tug-of-war over gun ownership laws.

"We are all just reeling from this horror that we witnessed in Las Vegas", Ryan said, later adding, "We can not let the actions of a single person define us as a country". "No single law can prevent the actions of a murderer, but there are steps Congress can take to save lives and make communities safer from gun violence".

A further 19 guns were found inside Paddock's Nevada home.

"This is a weapon and a man of mass destruction", said one ATF spokesperson.

Horrific mass shootings like these are just the beginning of America's gun violence epidemic.

"He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something terrible like this was going to happen", Danley, 62, said in a statement read to reporters by her lawyer in Los Angeles, where she was being questioned.

One of those folks is Representative Steve Scalise, who was also almost killed in a shooting.

"It's not the guns that kill people and so people saying that gun control is the answer..."

Senator Blumenthal said it's time Congress passed gun regulations that have overwhelming public support, such as federal universal background checks. While the USA constitution guarantees the right to bear arms, we all share an equal responsibility to make the USA a safe place to work, live and play.

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