Left-wing politicians, liberal groups and pundits call for a ban on all guns after Las Vegas massacre
A 64-year-old retired millionaire, Stephen Paddock, turned his 32nd-floor luxury suite in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into a sniper’s nest with 23 rifles and hundreds of rounds of military-grade ammunition. He set up two machine guns on tripods and fired into a crowd of 22,000 people at a music festival across the street. He killed 59 and wounded 527. Paddock killed himself as police closed in on his room.
Hillary Clinton blasted for politicizing the deadliest mass shooting in American history
Reactions on social media to Clinton’s tweet:
- NO ONE wants to hear your political opinion at this time. Another play on the peoples tragedy to benefit your agenda.
- Shut up and sit down! Have you no shame? Politics at this time?
- Tone down the political rhetoric while families are still trying to find out if their loved ones are alive or dead.
- Shame on you, making this political only hours after this horrible tragedy!
- Ignorant, irrelevant and exploitative.
- She knows nothing about firearms, and even worse, she doesn’t care.
- Suppressors only reduce by a few decibels, still same decibel level as a jackhammer.
All demands to ban guns are voices of utter futility. There are so many weapons in America that it would be impossible to confiscate the entire civilian arsenal.
THESE ARE THE FACTS:
- Since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that killed 20 children and six adults, there have been 1,518 mass shootings in America, claiming 1,715 lives and wounding 6,089.
- America has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns in the world.
- America has six times as many firearm homicides as Canada, and nearly 16 times as many as Germany.
- Mass shootings account for a very small percentage of America’s firearm deaths, which totaled more than 33,000 in 2014.
A FEW OF THE AUTOMATIC WEAPONS FOUND IN THE KILLER’S HOTEL ROOM:
THE BLOODY RESULT: