I didn't want to believe someone was capable of doing that: someone my age taking a gun into an elementary school and killing innocent children. There is only one way to do this: Repeal the Second Amendment . To activate a gun for it to be used, the trigger must recognize the fingerprint of its registered owner. Per capita, our gun ownership rate is 112 percent.
We're still waiting on official reports detailing the firearms used in the Las Vegas massacre, but much of the attention about those guns is now on the " bump fire stock " that was widely reported as being installed on one or more of the killer's firearms.
The plane was given special exemption from a ban on worldwide flights imposed a week ago by the Iraqi government following Kurdistan's independence referendum last month. Although the Institute for the Study of War and other analysts have linked Iran-backed Shiite militiamen to US military casualties in Iraq, the PMU, also known as and Hashd al-Shaabi, has participated in USA -supported operations against ISIS in the region.
The world number two was an emphatic 6-2, 6-2 victor to leave five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova still searching for her first title since returning from a doping ban in April. Halep, who a year ago was defeated in the round of 16 in Beijing, won 149,138 United States dollars and 215 WTA singles points. Wuhan Open champion Caroline Garcia of France overcame Belgian Elise Mertens 7-6 (4) 6-4, while Ukrainian Elina Svitolina beat Australia's Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2 in the second round ...
William Brangham explains how these modifications work and how they get around the law. Momentum appears to be gaining on Capitol Hill to ban bump stocks after investigators said the gunman of Sunday night's Las Vegas massacre used the tool to turn his semi-automatic rifles into fully automatic weapons.
Sunday's attack on concert-goers was the deadliest in recent USA history. On Monday morning, Zanis had another visitor, the owner of Archangels Biorecovery, an Aurora crime scene cleanup company, who donated gas money for the 1,700 mile trip to Las Vegas .
They like the rat-a-tat-tat of rapid fire and using a semi-automatic weapon to knock down 100 tin cans in less than a minute. It's not the same as automatic-and no, it doesn't convert a semiautomatic system into an automatic one. "We can not fathom their pain, we can not imagine their loss", Trump said of those who lost loved ones in the massacre. Sen. John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, said he wants more study of the bump stocks and isn't ready to call for a ban.
Balakrishnan said Amit Shah don't have the courage to participate in the Yatra in Pinarayi. However, very early into his 15-day high-octane campaign, Shah skipped a scheduled event prompting many to speculate that his last-minute withdrawal from a high-profile two-week campaign was due to poor crowd response.
A spokeswoman for Save the Children humanitarian response team in Bangladesh described the fast-growing influx of refugees from Myanmar as the biggest challenge to efforts to save the young refugees and their families. Rohingya refugees wait for humanitarian aid to be distributed at the Balu Khali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh October 5, 2017. Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, has come under global criticism for her alleged failure ...
Panchkula Police said Thursday that Honeypreet Insan was not cooperating with their investigation into the violence that broke out after the conviction of now-disgraced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Singh. Rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim's foster daughter Honeypreet Insan's delayed arrest has triggered a war of words between Punjab and Haryana . Honeypreet was sent to a six-day police remand by the Panchkula Court, earlier on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters, Deputy Commissioner Asadullah Kakar said that the attacker tried to enter the shrine and when he was stopped by the police at the main entrance, he blew himself up. Balochistan is the largest of Pakistan's four provinces, but its roughly seven million inhabitants have long complained they do not receive a fair share of its gas and mineral wealth.
The court told the petitioner Dr. Pankaj Phadnis that we appreciate your passion for the cause but we are not inclined to interfere. A petition to reopen and reinvestigate the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi has been accepted by the Supreme Court.
Dozens of farmers gathered in front of the collectorate in Bundelkhand's Tikamgarh on Tuesday afternoon to present a list of demands to the district administration. "They were made to sit just in their underwear". Meanwhile commenting on the matter, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that his government can not tolerate violent protests.
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump met with first responders, civilian heroes and officials in Las Vegas . "This is YOUR call, President Trump". On Wednesday afternoon, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg took to Twitter to announce that he will match donations given to Everytown for Gun Safety , a nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control that he founded in 2014.
Already one act of domestic terrorism has postponed this legislative push. While Kelly said he and Giffords are praying for the victims, he criticized Congress for not acting. "What it takes is people that put these folks in office to take action". Unlike the shooter in Orlando, the Vegas gunman did not have ties to radicals.
Ryan finally replied by framing Congress' move to roll back restrictions on people with mental illness buying guns as about "protecting people's rights". "The power of prayer of us healing and getting back together", House Speaker Paul Ryan said. But a big chunk of the bill is also about guns. Republicans in Congress had actually planned to vote in the coming weeks on bills to lift some restrictions on gun silencers and allow gun owners with concealed carry permits to take their firearms ...
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".
Bump stocks were originally meant to help people with limited hand mobility use a semi-automatic weapon without needing to pull the trigger for every round fired. The careful and complementary language from Trump, his team, Republicans and gun control opponents stands out at a time when the White House and top GOP officials in Washington have taken increasingly frequent potshots at each other over everything from health care to foreign policy.
Some members of GOP leadership have expressed a willingness to explore legislation banning bump stocks , the attachment that the Las Vegas shooter used to make semiautomatic rifles fire at the rate of automatic ones. Trump has had mixed success in the "consoler-in-chief" role that is periodically expected of U.S. presidents. Republicans immediately pushed back against calls for gun control, but Trump said on Tuesday that " gun laws " would be discussed in the future.
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.