Las Vegas shooting stirs feelings of helplessness, shock

Las Vegas shooting stirs feelings of helplessness, shock

Las Vegas shooting stirs feelings of helplessness, shock

Trevor Noah, Conan O'Brien and Seth Meyers were among those offering pointed remarks about the mass shooting that killed almost 60 people in Las Vegas Sunday night. But that shift in public opinion largely fades over time, and Congress doesn't pass anything. But things have changed, he said, a point that was driven home when his head writer presented O'Brien's previous remarks on other recent mass shootings to consider for Monday's remarks on Las Vegas.

"Thoughts and prayers are good, but they are simply not enough", said Sen. Gun stocks often spike following mass shootings on fears of stricter gun control. "I don't understand how this man got into this hotel with all those guns that they were saying".

Experts believe that the last night incident, which President Donald Trump termed as an "act of pure evil", is unlikely to bridge the bitter differences between the pro- and anti-gun control law lobbies in the country.

People agree there's a problem, but.

Gardiner said Congress could pass such a law without running afoul of the Second Amendment: "What we're talking about is keeping guns out of the hands of risky people".

From sellers to enforcers, they say it's a lengthy process to legally be able to own these types of guns.

It was not clear when or how Paddock obtained the guns.

Addressing the mostly-conservative criticism that the day after a mass gun-related tragedy should be reserved for mourning and prayer, Pelosi stated: "Today is a day for prayer, mourning and love, but it must also be a day for action".

Authorities said he had at least 10 rifles in the hotel room. Machine guns owned before that date are still legal to own and can be transferred to another party with approval from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It is long past time to fix our gun laws.

During the presidential race in October, the NRA sponsored 1 of every 9 TV ads that aired in swing state North Carolina, 1 of 8 in OH and 1 of 20 in Pennsylvania, according to the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity. "I think there are too much politics". That followed a trend seen following the June 12, 2016 shooting at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub, when American Outdoor gained 7 percent and Ruger jumped 8.5 percent. That was up from 46% who felt that way in fall 2015 and the highest share to say so since January 2013, about a month after the Sandy Hook shootings.

He noted 90% of Democrats and 77% of Republicans support background checks at gun shows, and 89% of Republicans and Democrats favor restricting gun ownership for the mentally ill.

The same poll found 54% in favor of a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of semi-automatic assault rifles and 54% behind a ban on sale and possession of high-capacity magazines.

On a federal level, the National Rifle Association and other groups have have fought attempts to restrict weapons possession, arguing that access to a range of rifles and components is needed for personal protection, hunting and shooting sports.

"Or maybe a better question - why do we continue to let them allow it to happen?" said an emotional Kimmel, who noted that Las Vegas was his hometown.

The president's reluctance to make political hay of Nevada's horror was seconded Monday by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, whose father, Mike, the former governor of Arkansas and repeatedly-unsuccessful Republican presidential candidate, once called Barack Obama's executive orders on gun control "unconstitutional and completely insane".

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