Las Vegas mass shooting reignites U.S. gun control debate on social media

The bump stock attached to an AR rifle

The bump stock attached to an AR rifle

There is evil in the world. None of them appeared to have an conscience about using the blood of innocents to score points in the political arena.

The dead were still being identified when liberal politicians, celebrities, pundits and activists began blaming the carnage on anyone who did not endorse the standard left-wing agenda.

Other restrictions apply to people who have been issued restraining orders by courts to prevent harassment, stalking or threatening; people who have renounced their citizenship; dishonorably discharged military personnel; unauthorized migrants; and people temporarily visiting the U.S. on nonimmigrant visas, for example as tourists.

Television host Jimmy Kimmel said GOP leaders should pray for forgiveness for "letting the gun lobby run this country".

These corporations contribute greatly to national defense. Could the $52 Million the NRA threw at the 2016 elections have had anything to do with it?

This of course sparks discourse on social media about gun issues and political parties (anyone who has seen these types of conversations take place on Twitter or Facebook will know I'm using the term "discourse" very loosely).

Their objective is not just to win votes for Democrats.

Will anything change after Las Vegas? Let's unite and stand in solidarity against the massive gun violence in America.

We need stricter laws to monitor who would have access to the guns. The data clearly shows that these weapons are bought illegally, and any criminal can get their hands on an assault weapon.

But neither side of that argument addresses the fundamental issue of why so many similar atrocities continue to happen in the U.S. time after time, mostly for no apparent logical reason or justification. Could we prohibit the sale of assault weapons? Most guns are "semi-automatics".

Purchase limits won't stop a criminal from planning ahead.

"Guns aren't bad. The people pulling the trigger are bad". During the first eight months after the long gun reporting requirement went into effect for four states bordering Mexico, ATF used those reports to initiate 120 investigations and recommended prosecution of more than 100 defendants in 25 separate cases.

"I think if you look to Chicago, where you had over 4,000 victims of gun-related crimes past year, they have the strictest gun laws in the country", said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

Condemning all gun owners is not the way to respond to a mass shooting. However, American white men have committed a vast majority of the terrorist attacks in this country over the past 20 or so years.

Listen to "Harper High School", a two-part series from This American Life that captures what life is like for students living in a violence-plagued city neighborhood.

According to American Police Beat, the average response time for an emergency call is 10 minutes.

Dallas Taylor, a University of Southern Mississippi sophomore sports coaching major, affirmed this side of the gun control debate. We need a more comprehensive analysis of what triggers people to commit this kind of violence and how it can be detected. Unfortunately, all too often the left views killers as victims.

The same survey found that 77 percent of gun owners and 87 percent of non-gun owners supported the idea of background checks for guns purchased privately or at gun shows.

In response to the Sandy Hook shooting, on December 16.

Women need improved protection from domestic violence. Even my little single-shot can kill someone if it is misused or handled carelessly. As I studiously watched video of customers walking among racks of merchandise I did not see anything unusual, but once the suspect was apprehended, store security personnel would inevitably pull a number of concealed items from the suspect's clothing, other stores' shopping bags, or even children's strollers.

She returned to the U.S. Wednesday for questioning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but in a statement read by her attorney, she said, "He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something awful like this was going to happen".

In his home he had an additional nineteen guns and more rounds of ammunition and even target explosives.

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