Democrat says he will boycott moment of silence for Las Vegas shooting

Democrat says he will boycott moment of silence for Las Vegas shooting”

His comments came as President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump led a minute of silence for the victims of Sunday night's shooting, which has left at least 59 people killed and 529 injured.

"As after #Orlando, I will NOT be joining my colleagues in a moment of silence on the House Floor that just becomes an excuse for inaction", Moulton tweeted Monday.

"Thinking of everyone in #LasVegas, and praying Congress will have the courage to do more than stand in silence to commemorate them", Moulton said.

"These guns have no business in our schools, on our streets, or at concerts". "I will work to do something about this problem so that it doesn't happen again".

Why? Moulton's goal is to spur Congress to act on gun control.

"When I called him, I just said, look I have three kids, they go to concerts like this all the time".

"How many more Americans need to die, Mr. Speaker, before you do your job?"

The Massachusetts Democrat appeared to be protesting inaction to pass gun control legislation.

On a federal level, the National Rifle Association and other groups 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.

Walsh wrote on Twitter, "Our hearts break for the victims and loved ones of those in Las Vegas". "Only action and leadership will do that".

"In Massachusetts, it's illegal to purchase or to own a machine gun, which is for all intents and purposes what these sound like", Baker said, referencing videos of the attack in which shots fired in rapid succession can be heard. "I'm a supporter of the Second Amendment". It is now the deadliest mass shooting in US history, just 15 months after the Pulse night club shooting in Orlando.

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