Giffords, Kelly Call for Action on Gun Control Following Vegas Shooting

In any given year Americans are 2,000 times more likely to be killed by other armed Americans than by a Jihadi terrorist

"To me, it's really wrong to jump out and politicize a tragedy". The script now is set - and depressingly familiar.

"When two mass shootings force you to delay a bill that would make those mass shootings harder to detect and stop, maybe that's a sign you ought to let go of the bill once and for all", Schumer said. The party has long resisted any form of gun control.

But after years of inaction on guns, Democrats on Monday seemed to have run out of patience.

Kelly lamented the Las Vegas shooting, which left at least 58 dead and 515 injured, as another incident that has altered the lives of many people.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pointed to mental health reform legislation passed by Congress last December when asked how Congress could address the safety of Americans after the Las Vegas shooting.

After visiting Hurricane Maria-stricken Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump said he will be heading to Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with families of the victims. The Washington Post Fact Checker has looked in-depth into the issue.

"They feel an obligation to do something, even if the something wouldn't correct the problem".

Regardless, Clinton's comment dovetails with a coming vote in Congress, which would relax the prohibition on silencers for weapons.

"This was an ambush if there ever was one", he said.

"Our grief isn't enough". "None of this ends unless we do something to stop it".

The retired NASA astronaut blamed the "polarization of our politics" and the powerful corporate lobby for preventing consensus on gun regulations in Congress.

DETROW: It's the flip side for many Democrats today.

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"The nation's security continues to be at risk because Congress refuses to take real, meaningful action to curb gun violence", tweeted Pennsylvania Sen., Bob Casey Jr. (D).

"Now is not a moment for silence; it's a time for action", he said on Twitter.

"I mean, I heard the recording on the television: That was a fully automatic machine gun he was using, which is illegal", said Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. I carried one in Iraq. "It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren't public policy responses to this epidemic".

"There are, and the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference", Murphy said.

"It's just common sense to say that if a person is such a risk to get on an airplane that they get (put) on the no-fly list, don't you think there should be some concern and prevention from them being able to still buy a gun in America?"

"Somehow, when there's another shooting, then it's always for gun control", Davidson added. After each major shooting event - the ones listed above, from the last five years, are three of the five worst shootings in modern U.S. history - there is a period in which advocates push for reform. And that wasn't just - it was - it's a little more complicated than you're describing.

The bill was also referred to the House Judiciary Committee, which would normally be in charge of gun provisions in federal law, but that panel waived its jurisdiction. And the country remains deeply divided on guns, as CNN's Chris Cillizza documented Monday.

"But I am praying for my former colleagues, our elected leaders, too", Giffords said in the statement from her advocacy group Americans for Responsible Solutions.

And that's part of the reason there is no period of non-political mourning after these events anymore.

Gun-control advocates zeroed in - not on the type of guns used but on laws that could change how the shooter got them.

Democrats shut down the House floor with a day-long sit-in and broke other house rules on debate not long after the shooting in Orlando a year ago.

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