'We'll be looking into' bump stocks ban
- Author: Jon Douglas Oct 07, 2017,
Oct 07, 2017, 0:10
Ironically, the shooting ranges themselves agree that there should be more laws regulating guns across the US.
He has ordered for American flags at the White House and at public buildings nationwide to be flown at half mast.
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived in the shaken Sin City three days after a sniper in a high-rise hotel room shot almost 600 people at a country music festival, killing at least 58. During the 10 minutes which followed, he managed to kill 58 and wound 527 more victims who were attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival across Las Vegas Boulevard at Las Vegas Village.
The store manager who sold a rifle to Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock said he feels "physically ill" knowing he interacted with the man who would go on to commit the deadliest mass shooting in USA history.
Fifty-eight people died Sunday when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino across the street from the concert venue. "We are going to pay our respects and to see the police who have done really a fantastic job in a very short time", Mr Trump told reporters before leaving the White House.
"If crooked Hillary got elected, you would not have a Second Amendment, believe me", he said.
Trump went on to praise Puerto Rico for not having a death toll as high as "a real catastrophe like Katrina".
The president also described the shooter as a "sick and demented person", and said that discussion about any new gun regulations is for "a later time". He also focused on the best of the reviews he and his administration are getting rather than criticism of the federal response to Hurricane Maria.
The shooter, identified by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was a divorced retiree who lived in nearby Mesquite, Nevada.
Synder said that because bump stocks only simulate automatic fire and do not alter the firearm, they are legal under current laws.
"Hey, this guy looks tough to me", the president said.