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GOP leader says NRA-backed gun bill shelved indefinitely

GOP leader says NRA-backed gun bill shelved indefinitely”

The deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history at Las Vegas that killed at least 58 people and injured over 500 others has rekindled the debate on gun control laws in America. The White House has not raised concerns over gun laws since the Las Vegas shooting, which authorities say is the nation's deadliest, despite Trump's interest in stricter gun measures before becoming president.

Gun control advocates, including Hillary Clinton, argue that making silencers easier to purchase would make it hard to hear gunshots, which could lead to more deaths in mass shootings.

While House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders have asked Americans to donate blood in the wake of the shooting, Pelosi said Republicans "have to give some political blood".

But while the emotion in the White House was heartfelt, the administration showed no evidence that it was contemplating any political shift on guns. Since that horrific day, the U.S. House of Representatives has not held a single vote on commonsense gun violence prevention measures.

"Our hearts are breaking for the Las Vegas community".

At least 58 were killed and 515 injured after a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a concert from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay.

While California and Nevada are neighbors, the two states have highly divergent gun laws. I've been a strong advocate for as long as I have been in and out of government, (and) fought for the assault weapons ban.

As investigators try to track the source of Paddock's guns, prominent California politicians are once again advocating for federal gun laws that look more like the Golden State's regulations.

Congressman Alcee L Hastings said that more than 33,000 people will die from gun violence this year.

On Monday, however he strove to reach a wider audience, accepting a President's duty to offer solace at times of national trial. The GOP has focused on mental health legislation as the proper response to mass shootings. Still, Congress refuses to act. Both Gillespie and Northam addressed the shooting in Las Vegas before beginning their prepared remarks.

"It was an act of pure evil", Trump said.

Questions on increasing the availability of guns - like allowing concealed carry in more places and allowing teachers in schools to carry - received the support of majorities of Republicans, but only about a quarter of Democrats.

As one of his first actions in office, President Trump overturned an Obama-era regulation that had not yet gone into effect that was aimed at limiting gun access from certain people adjudicated mentally ill.

Northam has promised voters that he would be a "champion for responsible gun violence prevention policies". "I don't know when it will be scheduled", Ryan said Tuesday. "As these shootings happen more and more, it becomes more in the consciousness of American voters that we need background checks, we need gun control".

Last week, he said, Republicans planned to vote on a bill that would loosen gun laws, instead of strengthening them.

The congressional inaction underscored the power of the NRA and the political stakes for lawmakers who maintain their support for the constitutional right to bear arms and fear any challenge to their fealty.

"Everyone is jumping to conclusions without having a full set of information", he said. We will continue to demand action for the victims of gun violence.

"The police say the shooter appeared to have acted alone", State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said in a statement. "None of this ends unless we do something to stop it", tweeted Sen.

One survivor of the attack showed that minds can be changed on the issue.

"We can't stop the shootings that have already happened in Las Vegas, Chicago, Roseburg, Oregon, and across the nation".



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