Many speak out on gun violence following Las Vegas shooting

Sen. Chris Murphy on Las Vegas attack: 'Time for Congress to get off its ass' and act on gun control

The massacre in Las Vegas is a grave tragedy for our nation. Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was a victim of gun violence herself, had a call to action. "No person should endure the horror Las Vegas experienced last night", said Giffords, who has become an advocate against gun violence.

He urged Congress to create a committee to investigate gun violence, draft bipartisan legislation requiring background checks for all gun sales and to further regulate sales of assault rifles. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) and husband Mark Kelly departed the East front of the Capitol where they participated in a press conference to decry the Vegas attacks and call for stricter gun laws.

"The nation's counting on you", Giffords declared, with a fist extended toward the Capitol.

He added that gun violence in America is now an "epidemic that needs to be cured".

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said just as after the killings in Orlando previous year, he won't take part in a moment of silence on the House floor for the Vegas shooting, saying it's not time for a "moment of silence; it's time for action".

Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam called the shooting a "terrorist attack" and reiterated his calls for tighter gun restrictions.

Opponents of the measure say that the silencer provision, in particular, could make it harder to identify a shooter during an incident such as the one in Las Vegas. "But they are not enough", Kelly said.

"Awful, bad scene in Las Vegas", Flake said in a tweet Monday morning. Americans need more than our president's prayers. "There's a lot we need to do in the wake of this mass shooting". As a result of the shooting she survived more than six years ago, Giffords underwent several intense brain surgeries and still continues to undergo physical and speech therapy today. We need to have the conversation about how to stop gun violence.

Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, returned to the Capitol last week after he was shot and critically wounded in June as he and fellow Republicans practiced for a congressional baseball game.

Videos of the initial gunfire in Las Vegas appeared to indicate the use of a fully automatic, machine-gun-type weapon.

Kelly, co-founder of the political action committee Americans for Responsible Solutions, criticized the proposed Hearing Protection Act, which is now part of the Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act.

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