Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who has been working on legislation that would ban bump stock modifications, said on Twitter that the device allows semiautomatic weapons to fire "up to 800 rounds per minute ― the rate of automatic weapons ― and inflict maximum carnage".
Paddock's brother described the gunman as a multi-millionaire property developer who liked to gamble large amounts of money at the world-famous casinos in Las Vegas, but said he had no known political or religious agenda. He said in public that his visit would be "a very, very sad moment for me. for everybody no matter where you are, no matter what your thought process". "I can not think of a single other mass shooter who went to this level of expense and planning in the entire history of the United States", he adds.
Another proposal would let felons and people with domestic abuse restraining orders against them have older guns. The president says those details will be announced at "an appropriate time".
Speaking to reporters Tuesday as he departed on a trip to Puerto Rico, Trump called the gunman "demented" and a "very, very sick individual". Was there a loophole he used? "I don't know when it will be scheduled", Speaker Paul Ryan said.
On the campaign trail previous year, Trump aligned himself with gun rights advocates who consider the US Constitution's Second Amendment right to bear arms sacrosanct. "There is not a whole lot of deterrence in the system right now". "The bill in 2017 did not get one committee hearing". A federal law enforcement official earlier said two rifles were outfitted with scopes and set up on tripods in front of two big windows. In the past they've been implemented in other states such as Missouri and CT. "What Australia did is they took guns away".
"They're not buying them from gun traffickers; they're not getting them on the streets; they're not stealing them - they're walking into stores, passing a background check and then using the firearms later to kill people". "Now that is what worked in Australia".
"Protecting people's rights was very important", Ryan said.
Republican leaders have pushed back on Democrats' calls for tightening gun control legislation following the shooting, calling the demands premature. At the press conference, Sen. Like the Vegas attack, the Resorts World shooting was carried out by a lone wolf. "There's a feeling amongst many different gun violence scholars and community activists that if the Sandy Hook massacre, in which 20 innocent white children were murdered in an idyllic middle class neighbourhood in CT, if that won't lead to change, then nothing will".
Gun sales had climbed ahead of the election on expectations a Democratic win would increase restrictions on purchases.
"They have been opposed to action in this area for decades and have not been swayed by past mass shootings", he said. "They are already losing their grip and we can break their stranglehold on legislation by continuing this fight".
Minds are not likely to change this time either. "Now, it is not expressed in those terms".
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says investigators are busy "reconstructing the life, the behavior, the pattern of activity" of the man who killed 59 people at a Las Vegas outdoor concert. "I think that is the growing sentiment here".