Published: Fri, October 06, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Las Vegas shooter had devices to allow fully automatic gunfire

Las Vegas shooter had devices to allow fully automatic gunfire

His comments came after the mass shooting that killed at least 59 people and wounded hundreds more.

The Las Vegas shooter had attachments to allow fully automatic gunfire, officials say.

David Familglietti of New Frontier Armory, said Paddock purchased a rifle and a shotgun in the spring, and that agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were interviewing the employee who handled the sale. Several of the semi-automatic rifles had been modified to increase their rate of fire, making them capable of showering the crowd with bullets. Therefore, weapons equipped with the device are still considered semi-automatic.

And yet, President Trump initially deferred talking about gun control measures until a more appropriate time; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, repeated the standard line from Republicans after each mass shooting that to talk about gun control laws politicizes the tragedy; and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, said he would not be bringing up gun control measures anytime soon. If there is high public support for a particular issue and a high sense among voters that it is an important issue to them, then that issue is going to play a large role in how they make their voting decisions. But one sad fact that everyone calling for gun control needs to consider is that, as Europe has shown, you can have all the gun control laws you want and you still won't be able to stop horrors like this from happening. Will it? We reviewed numerous commentaries written over the past few days. Other Indian-American Congressmen too joined Jayapal in condemning the incident. The 10-minute monologue was seen and shared by millions.

To most people in India, the bills being introduced in Congress are no-brainers.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers patrol Tropicana Avenue near Las Vegas Boulevard after a mass shooting at a country-music festival nearby on October 2, 2017. The more vital question is, 'Why not?'

Offering "thoughts and prayers" without any substantive policy debate about how to reduce gun violence is part of a plan designed and implemented by the N.R.A. and the gun makers that fund it.


In 1873, in a mass shooting in Colfax, La., at least 60 and perhaps as many as 150 people were killed in what has become known as the Colfax massacre or Colfax riot. Why the inability to act? Republicans, backed by the powerful National Rifle Association, accuse Democrats of trying to take guns away from Americans. More moderation means less market share.

"He said people ask their friends "'What'd you do when you were in Vegas?' 'I went to a strip club, I saw a insane show, and I shot a machine gun, '" Grant said.

Federal law does prohibit the possession of newly manufactured so-called Class III machine guns.

According to the survey, a majority (66%) of United States gun owners own multiple firearms, with almost three-quarters of gun owners saying they couldn't imagine not owning one. Second, research shows that these interventions work to a stunning degree.

You do need a permit to concealed carry, but open carry is legal.

An LGBT gun control activist group protested along the streets of Manhattan Monday night in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting Sunday. He bought three guns at that store in the winter of 2016. They are either bought or intimidated. Military rapid-fire guns have no place in a civilized society. This is about raw power, not persuasion. "We booked this a long time ago", one said. "Just get power. Start now". Don't waste your breath.

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