Massacres are the price we pay for lax gun laws

  • Massacres are the price we pay for lax gun laws

Massacres are the price we pay for lax gun laws

The shooting is now the largest mass shooting in recent US history.

The gunman, who had no serious criminal background, purchased numerous weapons legally, though investigators were attempting to determine whether he illegally converted some to operate as fully automatic weapons, officials say. But it seems that finding definitive answers may be hard.

Fifty-nine people died and more than 500 were injured after Stephen Paddock opened fire on an open-air country music festival on Sunday evening.

Investigators are continuing to sift through the evidence looking to see what led to one of the deadliest mass shootings in USA history. Those are strangers dying, and the more important thing is for each of us to keep our guns, all the guns we want.

While automatic weapons were banned in 1986, those manufactured before that ban are grandfathered in as long as they are registered, and semi-automatic weapons can be legally modified to be fully automatic.

Even after Columbine, Sandy Hook, Orlando and now Las Vegas, America is not ready for that, nor will numerous self-righteous Democrats who are excoriating Republicans for not doing "something" about guns put their stamp on such a sweeping measure.

We also reached out to all of Wisconsin's representatives for their thoughts on gun laws. "I don't know when it will be scheduled", Ryan said. I can't imagine Americans letting go of their favorite deer rifles or pump action shotguns. The device is not banned because it doesn't mechanically alter a weapon, which is illegal.

CNN cites the most recent public polling on the topic from Quinnipiac University in June, just after the shooting at a congressional baseball team's practice in Maryland.

Senator Chris Murphy - devout opponent of the gun rights said that, "This must stop". According to The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, only 5 percent of gun crimes are committed by mentally ill people.

Moulton later tweeted condolences to Rhonda LeRocque, a 42-year-old wife and mother from MA, who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting.

Lewis, the civil rights leader who led the gun control sit-in on the House floor past year after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, approached Speaker Ryan on the House floor Tuesday night, seeking his cooperation for today's demonstration. In 2013, the Senate voted down a proposal to expand background checks in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

But, if history is any guide, those calls for an end to the horrific, and prolific, gun violence that has plagued a country that likes to call itself the "home of the free", will likely fall on deaf ears.