Hillary Clinton's Response to Las Vegas Shooting Calls for Gun Control

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'We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the National Rifle Association and work together to try to stop this from happening again, ' the former secretary of state said.

I'm going to use a phrase by Hillary Clinton.

It was an apparent reference to the NRA's push to ease federal rules for silencers.

There is, though, something different about the Las Vegas mass shooting compared to those that have occurred the previous eight years.

"It's time for Congress to get off its ass and do something", said US Senator Chris Murphy of CT, where 26 young children and educators were killed in an attack on a school in 2012.

The National Rifle Association says it is open to new regulations on bump stocks, devices possessed by the mass shooter in Las Vegas that can be used to modify rifles to be fired similarly to automatic weapons.

Clinton took this same approach the day after the October 1, 2015, attack on Umpqua Community College, in which nine innocents were killed in a gun-free zone.

Kennedy, who has reportedly received almost $10,000 in donations from the National Rifle Association, also said he didn't think gun laws were the issue.

Connecticut's other Democratic senator, Richard Blumenthal, issued a similar statement.

"Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings happen with this degree of regularity", Sen.

"It has been barely a year since what was previously the largest mass shooting in American history - the deadly attack at Pulse nightclub".

Re "Las Vegas shooting must, finally, stir Congress to act". People ask "What could I do to help", much like the thoughts for the victims of the recent hurricanes where people reached out from all over the country to help.

Clinton made this connection because Republicans were set to vote this week to loosen restrictions on gun silencers. But regardless of the public's desire for common-sense gun control laws like universal background checks, Israel writes that the NRA is "forced to oppose them because of competing organizations".

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