Trump labels Las Vegas shooter 'sick, demented'

Posted October 04, 2017

The mass shooting in Las Vegas that left almost 60 dead has renewed the call for stricter gun laws.

Through smashed windows in his 32nd-floor hotel room, Paddock opened fire Sunday night on the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, which drew a crowd of more than 22,000 people.

Authorities have not yet identified a motive for the shooting.

But more than two decades after those state-level handgun restrictions were enacted, CT has the highest number of federal machine gun licenses in the country, according to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.

Trump would not say whether he thought the shooting was an act of domestic terrorism, but he called the gunman a "very, very sick individual".

The White House says this is not the time to talk about gun control and that policy debate is premature.

Last month, a Republican- led House committee backed the bill, which has been endorsed by influential gun- rights lobbying group the National Rifle Association.

After a mass shooting, we hear somber statements from the president and members of Congress, someone calls for a change in gun laws, then someone else responds with "How dare you politicize this awful tragedy".

"Their base is solidly pro-gun and does not want any limitation on their gun rights", West said.

In the days preceding, there were further mass shootings in Louisiana, Alabama, Texas and IL, so there really was no time for a debate on gun control.

On the campaign trail past year, Trump aligned himself with gun rights advocates who consider the US Constitution's Second Amendment right to bear arms sacrosanct.

Numerous gun control measures have been proposed in the Legislature in recent years, but their success has been limited. An additional 24 guns were also found on the gunman's properties in Mesquite, Nevada and in Verdi, Nevada.

Experts note that there are no easy solutions, but that stricter background checks could help keep automatic rifles and military-grade ammunition out of the hands of those with a history of violence or mental instability.

The last decade saw three of the deadliest shootings in USA history. In June of 2016, for example, on the first trading day after a man at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando shot and killed 49 people, Sturm's Ruger jumped 8.5% and Smith & Wesson's owner jumped 6.9%.

Following the Las Vegas shooting, gun-control groups and several Democrats warned that the measure would only make it more hard to locate such shooters.

Fully these guns are so expensive and hard to get people are finding ways to manipulate guns to perform like fully automatic weapons.

It's possible Paddock took the semi-automatic weapons he was known to have bought legally and used special tools to convert them to automatic weapons, Rabadi said.

But one thing that many people are talking about after this incident, is the gun rules in America.