Hillary Clinton: Republicans 'Captured by the NRA' Are 'Complicit' in 'Gun Epidemic'

Hillary Clinton: Republicans 'Captured by the NRA' Are 'Complicit' in 'Gun Epidemic'

Many of the artists affiliated with NRA Country have vented their sadness over the Las Vegas shooting on social media, including Tyler Farr, who tweeted, "Didn't expect to wake up to see this, this morning". While there is disagreement about whether the use of silencers could have increased the death toll in Las Vegas, it's not difficult to imagine that Stephen Paddock could have taken a number of police with him had he used armor-piercing ammunition. "We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again", Clinton declared in a tweet.

Politicians and entertainers from Hillary Clinton to Lady Gaga were among those to demand tightening of regulations after 59 people were killed and 527 wounded at a music concert on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday.

"NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said silencers hardly make a difference in reducing the sound of gunfire".

"There's one reason why Congress consistently fails to take real action on gun violence: the National Rifle Association". Those owned before 1986 are still in circulation, but they are incredibly expensive owing to limited supply, and the rules for owning them are incredibly strict.

"It has been barely a year since what was previously the largest mass shooting in American history - the deadly attack at Pulse nightclub [in Orlando]", Blumenthal said in a statement.

Following its well-known "public relations playbook", the NRA went into hiding after the Vegas massacre-but its money continues to flood the coffers of America's elected representatives.

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Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., the primary backer of the legislation, argues that suppressors are meant to protect the hearing of sportsmen and told Fox News he hopes the House can consider the bill "this week or next".

"Instead of giving us a vote on bipartisan, commonsense legislation to expand the background check on gun purchases, the Republican Leadership is pushing a bill that will deregulate silencers", Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., said in a statement Monday.

More accurately called a "suppressor", it does not make a gun whisper-quiet; it only moderately reduces the noise and flash.

She started by expressing her grief for the victims.

"We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism", she tweeted. As if the ammunition is intended for flak-jacketed whitetails rather than cops. "As saddened as we are today, we must always remember that preserving our sacred liberty to go on violent rampages is far more important than any one violent rampage".

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