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A look at gun violence in America by the numbers

A look at gun violence in America by the numbers

A day after the massacre, detectives are still grappling to find a motive for the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. There are, and the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with legislative indifference.

"Unfortunately the National Rifle Association has too much power".

But then we must summon the courage to carry on and do what we can - what we must -to make our communities safer by changing gun laws.

As of Monday afternoon, the NRA had not yet put out a statement on the shooting or acknowledged it on Twitter. "That argument is absurd", Blumenthal said at a gun violence presser with fellow Democrats.

Paul Christopher, head global market strategist at the Wells Fargo Investment Institute, told the BBC gun sales had jumped after 9/11 and other terror attacks, as well as the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections.

Tax attorney Brain, 57, anxious that NRA, as a huge lobbying group, has gained too much power.

The worst mass shooting in United States history prompted investors to buy shares in American Outdoor Brands, owner of Smith & Wesson firearms and Gemtech silencers, as well as Sturm, Ruger & co. Anyone looking for contrition from the gun lobbying group in the wake of the Vegas tragedy will likely be sorely disappointed.

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Democrats leaders like former Vice President Joe Biden expressed outrage that Congress has not done more to restrict access to deadly firearms five years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Manufacturers have said sales activity increased after the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016 and recent terrorist attacks in Europe.

For those from countries where guns are not widely owned, it can be a surprise to discover that they are relatively cheap to purchase in the US.

He said that when a gun is automatic, that means "you pull the trigger once and rounds are fired in rapid succession". Having Obama in the White House was very good for their business. He said he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday. "They've gotten very involved in the president's culture war".

The Las Vegas shooting "doesn't fall into any of those categories", she went on.

Police also found several pounds of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used to make explosives, in the 64-year-old's vehicle. "This is the demographic of an NRA gun owner". Or the facile argument that because this particular massacre might not have been stopped by universal background checks, for example, that we should refuse to take any action to curtail gun violence. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who represented the district as a congressman, has made fighting for gun violence prevention his life's work. "I think this is going to be a long-term fight". "And that still scares the hell out of me". Federal legislation regulates the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances.

Like the heroes who assisted one another after the shooting, it's the American people who will have to step up if they want to stem the wave of mass shootings.