While questions remain about the motives of 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, the shooter in the Las Vegas massacre that left at least 58 people dead, law enforcement is evaluating whether his guns were modified so he could more quickly fire rounds. "We are not going to knee-jerk react to every situation", he said. "This is just very bad".
Among these is a bill to roll back restrictions on silencers and make it hard in mass shootings for police to detect where gunfire is coming from. I am not arguing that those proposals should not be enacted into law - but it does follow that, even if they are adopted, we should expect other mass murders in the future. But if the Federal Bureau of Investigation says to delay they may have to wait a few more business days and if the Federal Bureau of Investigation says deny, the person will walk out without a gun. "It's not who we are".
The comments came following news Paddock had bought 33 guns between October 2016 and September 28, when he checked into the hotel.
However, in all his work, if there is one thing that you would not find, it's the list of steps that Congress should take to rectify the most pressing issues as per his views, i.e. not enough gun control.
Again we are tested and again we will stay strong - together. They feel endless, despite the knowledge that at one point in human history, guns were not considered a consumer product, and in many other countries in the world, they no longer are.
"You show me the law that would stop that, not only will I support it, I will be an advocate for that law", he said.
What the bill does: The bill would make it easier to buy a silencer, dropping the current nine-month, $200 approval process. Republicans had been upbeat about prospects for legislation, but votes on both measures seemed unlikely. John Lewis, D-Ga., former Rep.
"Frankly what I experienced was when there was a shooter, luckily we had Capitol Police there with their own guns". Fellow Republican Rep. Peter King says he's introduced legislation to keep guns out of the hands of people on the terrorist no-fly list, but Congress never addresses it. He had money, friends, and family and a life that many would like to lead. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has said there are no plans to bring the bill to a House vote anytime soon.
"Gun sales go up when somebody starts talking about taking away your right to own a firearm", she said. Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-Ky.) said, "The investigation has not even been completed".
In reality, it is well-passed the time to think about guns. And we need to take responsibility for that. "We can not allow this terror to win".