Hillary Goes Gunning for the NRA

Wednesday, 04 Oct, 2017

It was a little more than a year ago that candidate Trump was revving up an NRA crowd with tales of how Hillary Clinton would come for all their guns if she won the election. Our grief isn't enough.

You can still hear the sound of a gun being fired with a silencer.

The NRA is supporting a congressional bill to remove a $200 fee on gun silencers.

The House Committee on Natural Resources passed the larger package, known as the SHARE Act, last month. That bill has not been scheduled for a vote. Authorities have not yet confirmed details about the weapons.

The "Outnumbered" panel reacts to Democrats releasing statements on gun control.

"The current system for background checks for silencers is very important", Gallego said.

Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head by a gunman in a January 2011 shooting spree that killed six others, called Sunday night's massacre "a grave tragedy for our nation".

Hillary Clinton has criticised the National Rifle Association while offering her condolences to the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas this weekend that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 people injured.

Venezuela and El Salvador also top the charts over the same five-year period, with 52 and 49 gun-related deaths, respectively, for every 100,000 of the population.

The National Rifle Association is planning to suspend advertising for just eight days following the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history.

"To my colleagues: your cowardice to act can not be whitewashed by thoughts and prayers". Chris Murphy of CT tweeted. "None of this ends unless we do something to stop it", tweeted Sen. "We need it NOW". More talk and prayers will not save lives.

In 1975, the NRA established its lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action, which aimed to nullify the 1968 law.

Pontzel said that media coverage of (the massacres) stigmatizes others with related diagnoses, most of whom suffer greatly but rarely become risky enough even to harm an individual person, much less carry out a mass murder. Scalise urged the nation to "respond with countless acts of kindness, warmth and generosity". Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, tweeted.

A separate bill on concealed carry reciprocity has yet to be taken up by the House Judiciary Committee, but it already has 212 co-sponsors, putting it easily within reach of the 218 votes necessary for a majority.

The laws we have in place to prevent the procurement of military-style weapons by mentally ill citizens are laughable by the standards of any civilized society.

Pennsylvania psychiatrist Mary Pontzel tweeted Monday that "mass murderers are highly unstable individuals, some of whom are looking to be famous (or infamous), and that desire should not be rewarded, even posthumously".

The shooting has once again reignited the debate over gun rights in the U.S. Here's how America's gun culture compares to the rest of the world.