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GOP Congress Beholden to NRA, Other Gun Interests: Pelosi


The murder of 26 people including children in an elementary school back in 2012 when President Obama was seen in tears was one event where you thought the congress would melt. Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey wrote , "We are not powerless against such evil". "They want us to accept 59 deaths in Las Vegas as the new normal because when we begin to succumb to that and we become complacent, then we stop asking our elected officials for action". Read More »

GOP Leaders Say No Action on Gun Legislation


This cycle of preventable violence and pointless debate will not end until more political leaders, and responsible gun owners, acknowledge the obvious: that sensible restrictions on gun possession and use are both constitutional and necessary. Read More »

Trump visits Las Vegas after mass shooting


The president's motorcade passed the scene of the shooting on the way to University Medical Center, where he met earlier with victims, families and medical professionals. He highlighted instances in which off-duty officers risked their lives after Stephen Paddock , 64, fired at a crowd of 22,000-plus concertgoers from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday evening. Read More »

Republicans & NRA shift ground, consider limiting bump stocks


The NRA said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law. The killer in Las Vegas apparently used the legal bump stock devices on legal rifles, essentially converting them into automatic weapons, which are banned. Read More »

Trump heads to Las Vegas to pay respects after shooting


Thomas Gunderson was one of the more than 500 injured after a gunman opened fire on the crowd attending the Route 91 Harvest Music festival from his Las Vegas hotel room. The shooter , Stephen Paddock , purchased 33 automatic weapons in the previous year. "Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control", Mr La Pierre and Mr Cox said, adding: "Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do ... Read More »

Las Vegas shooting: NRA urges new regulations on 'bump stock' devices


At least 59 people died and hundreds were injured when he opened fire on an outdoor country music festival. "It's a very sad thing", Trump told reporters ."We're going to pay our respects". As he departed the White House for Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Trump called the Las Vegas gunman "demented" and a "very, very sick individual". "Sixteen versus literally thousands of people", Trump said, referring to the certified death toll at the time. Read More »

Bump stocks recovered after Las Vegas shooting


Bump stocks are a odd invention for an activity like shooting that focuses on steadiness and precision, because they rely on a constant, violent bouncing (or bumping) motion to allow a gun to fire as many as 400 rounds a minute. "There's now an open and ongoing law enforcement investigation, a motive is yet to be determined and it would be premature for us to discuss policy when we don't fully know all the facts or what took place last night". Read More »

Las Vegas massacre: Gun lobby's surprise response


This visit will mark the first time Trump is traveling to a city in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting. In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas that has thus far, caused the death of almost 60 people and injured hundreds more, we are encouraged to see Republican lawmakers and the NRA say they will consider banning bump stocks . Read More »

Republicans and the NRA open to banning bump stocks is encouraging


Some representatives from around the country admit that before this week, they had never heard of the gun accessory bump stocks. Officials said that 12 of the rifles found in the Las Vegas gunman's suite had bump stocks. Dianne Feinstein , a California Democrat, that would ban the sale, transfer, importation, manufacture or possession of bump fire stocks and similar accessories. Read More »

Trump Visits Shooting Victims, First Responders In Las Vegas


Trump added , "It's a very, very sad day for me, personally". "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 said . Speaker Paul Ryan , the top Republican in the House says he's also open to considering a possible ban on " bump stocks ". He praised the medical staff who had worked to save the victims as " some of the most wonderful people", adding they did an " indescribable " job. Read More »

'US shooter's girlfriend returns to USA from Philippines'


Paddock reportedly settled the charges for $623,000. Assistant sheriff Fasulo said Paddock shot a security guard on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The rat-a-tat sound of the Las Vegas shooter's gunfire prompted police at the scene to report the gunman was using an "automatic" weapon - a term often used to describe a fully automatic gun that can fire as many rounds as its magazine, drum or belt holds by pulling and holding the trigger. Read More »

Natural disaster of 6.3 magnitude hits eastern Japan


The quake struck at 4.59pm local time, relatively close to Fukushima , where a tsunami - caused by a quake in 2011 - severely damaged a nuclear reactor in 2011. No tsunami warning has been issued as a result of the quake, reports Xinhua news agency. Almost 16,000 people died across Japan as a direct result of the Tohoku quake. Read More »

Announcement of Nobel Peace Prize expected Friday


ICAN's efforts have been focused on shifting the disarmament debate toward the humanitarian threat represented by nuclear weapons, drawing attention to their huge destructive capacity as well as their catastrophic health and environmental consequences. Read More »

YouTube tweaks search results after Vegas shooting backlash


YouTube and conspiracy theories go together like conspiracy theorists and moms' basements . The fourth result when searching "NFL anthem protest" on Wednesday was a video that claimed Anheuser-Busch InBev NV was considering pulling its sponsorship of the National Football League over national anthem protests - and urged viewers to push the company to do so. Read More »

Las Vegas officials continue to search for a motive

While she is still not being identified as a suspect, Danley is again a person of interest , according to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who was quoted in local media on Tuesday. "Danley arrived in the Philippines last month, and then there was a wire transfer to her account for $100,000 from Stephen", NBI spokesman Nick Suarez told AFP. Read More »

Las Vegas suspect sent Marilou Danley away to PH, sisters claim

Paddock encouraged Danley to leave the country before the attack, her sisters said, CNN reports . He said she was returning to clear her name of any involvement in the worst mass shooting in modern USA history. In just 10 or so minutes, 59 people were killed and almost 500 people injured when Paddock, 64, strafed an outdoor concert with gunfire on Sunday night from his 32nd-floor suite of the Mandalay Bay casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Read More »

Vegas mass shooting sparks bi-partisan calls to ban bump stocks


Officials said that 12 of the rifles found in the Las Vegas gunman's suite had bump stocks. It is believed Paddock modified at least one of the rifles so it could be used to fire automatic rounds. After the Sandy Hook shooting in 2013, she introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 , which sought to completely ban the sale, manufacture, or possession of semi-automatic weapons, including weapon features like pistol grips, folding stocks, and bump-fire stocks. Read More »

Sasikala gets 5-day parole to visit ailing husband


In big relief for AIADMK leader Sasikala, court has granted her parole for 5 days to go an meet her ailing husband.Sasikala's husband M. Natarajan has a liver problem and is in a Chennai hospital. Her husband, M Natarajan, underwent a liver and kidney transplant at a Chennai hospital this week but the opposition has raised questions over the process of organ donation. Read More »

ICAI president Nilesh Vikamsey's daughter found dead on train tracks in Mumbai


Representative Image. Pallavi's body was found on the railway tracks near Parel station in Mumbai , police said. She was last seen boarding a local train at CSTM station on Wednesday at around 6 pm, the official said. Samadhan Pawar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Railway), said the Dadar railway police station was informed by the station master at Dadar at 7.15 pm that a woman's body was lying on the tracks between Currey Road and Parel stations. Read More »

Students rally for DREAM Act


Suit by immigrant groups and DACA recipients... The Trump administration announced last month it was doing away with DACA and will phase it out over the next six months. The good news is that we are closer to consensus than most people realize. Islas said she understood the benefits of DACA when she began school at UC Santa Barbara and was hired for an on-campus job. Read More »

5 dead, 1 injured in IAF chopper crash in Arunachal Pradesh


Following the incident, rescue teams were rushed to the spot in Tawang near the Indo-China border and transferred the injured personnel to the nearby local hospital. The Indian Air Force is using nearly 100 Mi-17 V5 choppers that are considered the backbone of the force. On July 6, an Indian Air Force (IAF) MIG-23 aircraft has crashed in Rajasthan's Jodhpur. Read More »

Store Manager Who Sold Rifle To Las Vegas Shooter Feels 'Physically Ill'


They want to get a rise out of us. On Tuesday, Trump had described Paddock as sick and demented. "Hey, this guy looks tough to me", the president said . Christopher Sullivan, the general manager of Guns & Guitars, said Paddock was a customer of the store for about a year and bought five firearms during that time. Read More »

Las Vegas Shooter's Girlfriend Returns to the US Amid Investigation


Sheriff Lombardo says the gunman must have had some help at some point. Lombardo also said none of the cameras Paddock put up in the hotel room where he unleashed gunfire onto a concert crowd were recording. Danley, who was twice married before her relationship with Paddock, became a focus of the investigation for having shared his retirement community condo in Mesquite , Nevada, northeast of Las Vegas, before leaving the United States for the Philippines in mid-September. Read More »

Train Collides With Bus In Russia, Killing At Least 17


Two Kazakh nationals were the drivers of the bus, one of them died, Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Anuar Zhainakov said Friday. 17 people died in a crash after a train hit a bus which had stuck on railways in Vladimir region, Russia , according to the local law enforcement, APA reports quoting Sputnik. Read More »

Trump slams Senate intel committee for not probing 'Fake News'

President Donald Trump continued his attacks on the media Thursday, suggesting in a tweet that the Senate Intelligence Committee should investigate news networks for "fake" reporting. Mark Warner, provided the first major update on a congressional investigation that was launched the same month as President Donald Trump was inaugurated. Read More »

Russia's Sibur, Saudi Aramco agree to explore possible cooperation


He was in Moscow as part of a delegation led by King Salman-the first visit of a reigning Saudi monarch to Russian Federation and a clear signal of the deepening ties between the two oil market rivals. "With the guidance of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, the two parties signed these agreements, which are expected to play a pivotal role in the growth and development of the military and military systems industry in Saudi Arabia ", the ... Read More »