Will United States Impose New Gun Laws After Las Vegas Shooting?

By M. Grace, October 04, 2017 00:10 AM

Las Vegas Shooting(Wikimedia Commons)

The world was shook when 59 people were killed and at least 527 were hurt Sunday night, October 1 when a local resident of Las Vegas named Stephen Paddock rained gunfire on an ongoing concert.

The event, which was considered as the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history, had people questioning if Donald Trump is now considering imposing new gun legislation throughout the country.

In a report by New York Times, the US president said on Tuesday, October 3 that there would be some discussions about gun laws in the country.

"We will be talking about gun laws as time goes by," Mr. Trump said. He also added that the shooting was an act of pure evil. Moreover, he is set to visit Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 4 to meet the victims' families.

CNN said that Democrats hoped that the tragedy would spur congressional action on gun control. "What Congress can do - what Congress must do - is pass laws that keep our citizens safe," Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, said on the Senate floor on Monday, October 2.

Meanwhile, the reason behind the Stephen Paddock's shooting was not yet revealed. Police authorities said that they are still looking into different angles but they assured that this is not associated with ISIS.

The suspect's brother, Eric Paddock, said that his brother was not an avid fun of guns and even said, "The fact that he had those kind of weapons is just - where the hell did he get automatic weapons?"

Stephen Paddock was found dead on his hotel room in Mandalay Bay, where the shooter of the mass killing was located. There are twenty-three weapons which were found in his hotel room. These weapons include multiple rifles.

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