Death Toll Climbs After Vegas Shooting Attack

  • Death Toll Climbs After Vegas Shooting Attack

Death Toll Climbs After Vegas Shooting Attack

Giffords and Kelly were also expected to respond to the shooting on Capitol Hill on Monday afternoon.

The death toll makes the massacre the deadliest shooting in US history.

Clinton's tweet about silencers was not uncommon. Ryan said the actions of the gunman who killed at least 59 people and wounded hundreds more will not "define us as a country".

Duncan, who grew up hunting with his father, included the silencer measure in a larger bill to enhance hunting and fishing on federal lands. The devices muffle the noise of gunshots rather than mute it. Many commentators accused the Republican-led Congress of wanting to legalize silencers, not understanding that silencers do not completely suppress loud noise from gun discharges.

"As much as we might hope to we cannot banish evil from the earth, Congress can't do that, the president can't do that", he said from the Senate floor. Hudson said the bill would allow gun owners to "travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state codes or onerous civil suits".

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the Las Vegas shooting shows that, "the time for hand-wringing and soul-searching is over".

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (R-Ariz.) called for her former colleagues in Congress to "find the courage" to pass bills to prevent future acts of gun violence.

Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, who has made stricter gun laws a central plank in his campaign for the commonwealth's top office, canceled a series of events with Giffords and Kelly created to highlight his differences with the Republican nominee, former George W. Bush adviser Ed Gillespie, on the issue of "the epidemic of gun violence". "Only action and leadership will do that".

Scalise encouraged American to donate blood and encourage others to do the same. "Do not wait. The nation is counting on you".