Elizabeth Warren On Las Vegas Shooting: 'Thoughts And Prayers Are Not Enough'

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In a Facebook statement Monday, the Student Association said it stood in solidarity with those affected by the shooting and encouraged students to attend a vigil Monday night in Kogan Plaza, where students mourned the loss of the victims. "It can happen anywhere".

After mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and an office building in San Bernardino, Calif., "you saw a two- to three-month surge in firearms sales", said Rommel Dionisio, managing director at Aegis Capital.

Lorenzo M. Boyd, the Chair of the Crimonology Department at UMES, said, "Last year, in 2016, we've had more mass shootings in this country than we've had days in the year".

Sanders says he supports universal background checks, better mental health awareness and other measures, but doesn't believe that alone those alone will prevent mass shootings.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump was "briefed on the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas". Guns in the wrong hands are instruments of terror. A 2013 Pew survey found self-protection is the most commonly cited reason for owning a gun. Once he was told about the attack, Turner did exactly what you'd expect a gun rights advocate to do after the worst mass shooting in modern American history: He blamed everything but the gun itself.

Olbermann went on to say that the NRA, a group that defends US citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms, "enables such massacres".

Blumenthal says the so-called Hearing Protection Act is a travesty and a dishonor to the lives that were lost in Las Vegas. "How do silencers help anybody other than people who want to hurt us?"

"In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one, and it always has", Trump said.

'There's now an open and ongoing investigation - a motive has 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'. "So let's continue to move forward, but let's also continue to be very prayerful".

Iowa Congressman David Young is among those trying to make sense of the massacre at a Las Vegas country music concert earlier this week. Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was a victim of gun violence herself, had a call to action.