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Sen. Gillibrand blasts Congress after Las Vegas shooting


Pushed about the so-called Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act), Ryan said he's not sure when that bill will be scheduled, but "right now, we're focused on passing our budget".

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

The silencer bill is "not scheduled right now".

GOP leaders refused to entertain Democratic demands to expand background checks for gun purchases and tighten restrictions on semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines - and they also shelved their own House bill that would have loosened access to gun silencers.

In the first hours after the October 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas, numerous details - including the gunman's mental state and motive, and any groups he might have been part of - remained unclear.

"Hunters need armor-piercing bullets?" "If you can hear, you can run to where the tragedy is emanating from".

But Nicholson asked about the February GOP bill that rolled back a regulation requiring those who had applied for Social Security disability benefits because of "mental incompetency" undergo an Federal Bureau of Investigation background check before purchasing a gun.

"Your thoughts and prayers are not going to stop the next shooting", he said. Duncan said. "The thing is, and the thing he probably realized is, it doesn't make any difference - it's still loud".

Before the shooting that killed at least 59 people - the worst mass shooting in modern US history - House GOP leaders had been moving forward with bills to ease regulations on gun silencers and allow people with concealed-carry permits to take their weapons to other states. But those bills have not proceeded as far as the silencer legislation.

But Trump, asked Tuesday whether Las Vegas would prompt him to embrace gun control, instead praised police for their response. Law enforcement officials have not released details about the types of weapons that were used or whether they were obtained legally.

Appalled by the senseless loss of life in Las Vegas. Weapons of that type manufactured after 1986 generally can not be privately owned. "And so the notion of passing another bill to make it illegal would be of little effect".

"In this tragic moment, I encourage people across America to stand together in solidarity, and to support the Las Vegas community and all of those affected, especially by giving blood and encouraging others to do the same", he said.

House Democrats have asked Ryan for a bipartisan committee to study ways to reduce gun violence, but have been told no.

Even among California Democrats, there were disagreements Monday about the best course of action. Mark Kelly called Monday a "dark day for our country" after the Las Vegas shooting and called on Congress to take action on gun control.

Lawmakers in President Donald Trump's party appeared stymied Tuesday over what legislative steps, if any, to take to contain U.S. gun violence in the aftermath of America's deadliest shooting in modern history.

There could be one legislative legacy - the shooting may have slowed some pro-gun legislation. "Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get".

"The nation's counting on you", Giffords said, turning to face the Capitol and holding up her fist.

Michelle & I are praying for the victims in Las Vegas.

Here's a look at five fact checks we did in the wake of the June 2016 mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., which left 49 dead.

Legislation that would have expanded the use of federal background checks failed in the Senate five months after the Newtown killings.

A few rank and file Republicans said they'd be open to talking about fixes, including Sen. Now is the time for members of Congress to listen to their constituents.

Gun-control advocates zeroed in - not on the type of guns used but on laws that could change how the shooter got them. President Obama made gun control a top priority in the first year of his second term. We can't go backward on gun laws. I thought Columbine would. "They are weapons of mass destruction". Those are essentially prohibited by federal laws.

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