The massacre that killed more than two dozen people at a Texas church on Sunday isn’t likely to jump-start attempts on Capitol Hill to enact fresh legislation addressing gun violence or mental health, according to lawmakers in both parties.
Trump placed the blame for what he described as rampant murders and shootings squarely on Democratic politicians. “Don't forget, the Democrats have ruled the inner cities for 100 years,” he said. “This is their rule.”
As the death toll from the shooting in Las Vegas rapidly rose, White House officials urged President Donald Trump to show restraint in his response: No speculative tweets, please. No over-the-top bluster.
The NRA’s position Thursday reflected an about-face on a long-standing position of opposing most gun restrictions, a position founded on the philosophy of the “slippery slope” — that allowing such legislation would beget still more, until law-abiding
A lone gunman armed with an arsenal of 23 weapons, including semiautomatic rifles, scopes and hundreds of rounds of ammunition opened fire on a Las Vegas music festival killing at least 58 in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.