Hillary, Liberals Pushed Gun Control With Families Still Searching for Loved Ones

Hillary, Liberals Pushed Gun Control With Families Still Searching for Loved Ones”

Gruesome videos from the Las Vegas shooting revealed the attacker was able to fire at a rate comparable to an automatic weapon, which are illegal to sell in the United States.

The shooting - deemed the worst in U.S. history - has reopened the debate on U.S. gun laws and the push for tighter gun control.

The legislation was advancing through Congress even after gun safety advocates raised concerns that silencers could prove even more deadly in a mass shooting.

Local police found over a dozen additional firearms and explosives in his room, according to local authorities and news reports. In an outdoor news conference Monday, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, grievously wounded in a 2011 attack, turned to the Capitol, raised her fist and said, "The nation is counting on you".

Lewis answered, "No. I believe in the Second Amendment, but there are people who say we can not change things, we can not make guns safe for people".

Second, there is historical precedent.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who was almost killed when he was shot at a congressional baseball team practice in June, said during a Fox News interview on Tuesday that being a victim of a mass shooting actually "fortified" his stance that gun control legislation is a bad idea.

Salesperson Lauren Ungari checks rifles in a display in a gun shop in Sydney Australia Wednesday Oct. 4 2017. Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer who helped win over a hostile Australian pro-gun lobby to the idea of massive weapons

"As technology has come through in the last number of years I believe the original authors of the act probably did not envision this kind of accessory being used for modifications of this sort", he said.

In the same year as the Dunblane shooting, Australia suffered its own mass shooting, as Martin Bryant killed 35 and injured 23 in the Port Arthur massacre.

Walmart said in a statement that it pulled the devices after determining they violated a "prohibited items policy" and never should have been offered for sale.

"My own daughter was going to go", the California Senator said.

Many recent firearms legislation debates have occurred amid bitter partisan rivalry, the likes of which have not been seen in decades in Washington. The agreement placed tight control on semi-automatic weapons, as well as a temporary government sponsored gun buyback program. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. For a country that already accounts for 48 percent of the 650 million guns held by civilians around the world - despite accounting for just 4.4 percent of the world's population - the prospect of yet more weapons circulating is stunning.

Although the country is notorious for its lax gun laws, there are some restrictions on multiple sales of handguns.

Moreover, historians say that some regions were once sparsely populated. These mass shootings are senseless, born from ignorance and hesitance to confront the real issues at play; America's obsession with guns and violence, and its shameful reluctance to take mental health seriously.

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