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Dem calls for gun background check vote by end of week

Dem calls for gun background check vote by end of week

Trump said he will travel to Las Vegas Wednesday to meet with law enforcement, first responders and families of the victims. "It's time for Congress to get off its ass and do something".

"What Congress can do - what Congress must do - is pass laws that keep our citizens safe", Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said on the Senate floor.

At the moment, the House is also set to vote on legislation that would make gun silencers more accessible.

Giffords has always been an advocate for gun control; she and her husband Mark Kelly, a retired American astronaut, launched a political action committee called Americans for Responsible Solutions in January 2013. In an outdoor news conference, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, grievously wounded in a 2011 attack, turned to the Capitol, raised her fist and said, "the nation is counting on you".

Calling the Las Vegas shooting "domestic terrorism", Kelly assailed members of Congress and President Donald Trump for offering "thoughts and prayers" while failing to take legislative action that might prevent future mass shootings.

Kelly trying to restrict Kushner's access to Trump
In addition, Politico reported that Ivanka Trump and four other Trump aides used their personal email for official business, including economic adviser Gary Cohn.

"He's already breaking the law shooting an automatic weapon that wasn't registered, so what's going to stop him, had he chosen to shoot a suppressed weapon, to do that?"

But so far there is no indication that Republicans will take up gun violence legislation. But critics call it little more than a vehicle to ease restrictions on purchasing silencers and armor-piercing bullets, and letting people carry concealed weapons in any state.

A separate bill sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., would allow any gun owner with a state-issued concealed carry permit to hide a handgun in any state that allows concealed carry.

" Awful to wake up to the horrific news from Las Vegas. I hope they will find strength in the love and kindness in those around them", said Mitch McConnell (KY-R). A group of Democratic lawmakers asked Ryan to remove the bill from the House calendar indefinitely. "And we pray for the day when evil is banished, and the innocent are safe from hatred and from fear".

For a much smaller gathering of pro-Confederate demonstrators in Richmond last month, police enacted a ban on objects like sticks and shields that could be used for mayhem, but concluded there was no way to ban guns under existing law. "We need it NOW", the Massachusetts Democrat wrote on Twitter.