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Gabby Giffords Reacts to Las Vegas Shooting: "We Must Stop This"

Gabby Giffords Reacts to Las Vegas Shooting:

"Jennifer and I are praying for the victims of this unspeakable violence in Las Vegas", Scalise (R-La.) posted on Twitter.

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., a gun control proponent, said it was "time for Congress to get off its ass and do something".

"For years, Gabby and I have been working to get the people in this building to summon the courage to take meaningful action that make our communities safer places to live", Kelly said, pointing at the U.S. Capitol.

At the moment, the House is also set to vote on legislation that would make gun silencers more accessible. Mark Kelly is a retired Navy captain and former NASA astronaut.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who survived being shot in the head in an attempted six years ago, said Monday after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history that she knows its "heartbreak and horror too well", NBC News reported.

He urged Congress to create a committee to investigate gun violence, draft bipartisan legislation requiring background checks for all gun sales and to further regulate sales of assault rifles.

The legislation also includes provisions that would loosen restrictions on transporting firearms across state lines and prevent certain types of ammunition from being designated as "armor-piercing" and thus subject to tighter federal oversight.

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A separate bill sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed carry permit to hide a handgun in any state that allows concealed carry.

Videos of the initial gunfire in Las Vegas appeared to indicate the use of a fully automatic, machine-gun-type weapon.

Critics say efforts to ease the restrictions will allow more criminals to use them and will make it hard to detect when and where a shooting is taking place.

"Awful, very bad scene in Las Vegas", Flake said in a tweet Monday morning.

Citing President Donald Trump, Kelly said "Americans need more than our president's prayers".

But Democrats quickly moved beyond well-wishes to call for legislative action, even without full details about the shooter and his motives.

Democrats wondered, however, whether the Las Vegas attack would change any minds on Capitol Hill. "When permits are granted for a demonstration, and we know that law enforcement is going to be there with their weapons, why do other people need to bring their weapons there?"

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