After 59 people are slaughtered and 515 injured, at a Country Music festival in Las Vegas, by a mentally ill or sane (if that is even possible) killer, calling immediate attention to the Republican failure to legislate gun control, despite earlier horrific massacres, and calling for urgent gun control measures, is indeed appropriately political. However can be reconfigured from “mere political” for those who have notoriously refused such measures, if they choose a bi-partisan route of purely reflecting on the saving of American lives in the future.
It will remain political if those very Republicans have the audacity to tout that such measures are a danger to one’s Second Amendment rights or tout that this is not the time. Legislating some control now would be no danger to the Second Amendment, but rather life saving controls which could serve to enhance the Second Amendment, instead of threaten it.
Thank you Senators Feinstein, Sanders, Blumenthal for your Press Conference on October 4, 2017 and the 26 co-sponsors for the introduction of new Bills :
“I hope senators would finally summon the political courage to stand up and say enough is enough. We can’t sit by this deadliest mass shooting. It is time to act. We cannot do nothing.” To watch the press conference, CLICK HERE.
Feinstein Introduces Bill to Close Automatic Weapon Loophole (October 4, 2017)
“Automatic weapons have been illegal for more than 30 years, but there’s a loophole in the law that can be exploited to allow killers to fire at rates of between 400 and 800 rounds-per-minute. The only reason to fire so many rounds so fast is to kill large numbers of people. No one should be able to easily and cheaply modify legal weapons into what are essentially machine guns.” To read the full press release, CLICK HERE.
Senators Introduce Bill to Close Background Check Loophole (October 5, 2017)
“Current law allows gun sales to proceed after 72 hours—even if background checks aren’t approved. This is dangerous loophole that could allow criminals and those with mental illness to complete their purchase of firearms even though it would be unlawful for them to possess them.” To read the full press release, CLICK HERE.
Feinstein Speaks Out on Las Vegas Massacre (October 2, 2017)
“We must not allow ourselves to become numb to these massacres that can snuff out so many lives in such a short time. It should shock every American that one individual, with easy access to weapons and ammunition, can inflict such devastation.” To read the full statement, CLICK HERE.
#STOP # BUMPSTOP
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A correction. Of the 59 killed and about 500 injured in Las Vegas, all were not Americans. There were 4 Canadian visitors killed and 10 Canadians visitors injured, some critically. There may have been other nation’s visitors impacted as well.