Letters: Don't blame the NRA for Las Vegas shooting

Pauline Gross
October 7, 2017

Clinton's statement was one of the most politically charged among prominent politicians who weighed in on social media in the hours after the attack.

We must all realize that evil people exist and are all around us, we must be able to protect ourselves and that is why the Constitution gives us the right to possess guns.

"The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots", Clinton tweeted.

She added "our grief is not enough" as she called for tougher firearms laws.

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Americans should "put politics aside" and "stand up to the NRA" following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas late Sunday night where at least 50 people were killed and hundreds were injured. We're told Trump feels a personal connection to the NRA and is close to the NRA's top lobbyist, Chris Cox.

In this June 5, 2017 photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraiser in Baltimore. And, as I said before, she wants to abolish the Second Amendment.

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In the days after the murder of 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Israel says, "My confidence ebbed when I heard my colleagues turn this into a debate over the rights of gun owners instead of the right to life of children".

The organisation said Mr Trump was by far the largest beneficiary, with the NRA spending more than $21m to help him: $9.6m on adverts and other pro-Trump materials, and another $12m attacking Ms Clinton.

Last year, the NRA spent millions of dollars fighting a push for universal background checks on gun purchases in Nevada. "Everyone who's upset who thinks we can pass gun laws to stop an evil person from killing a lot of people with a vehicle, a van, a gun, whatever, they should run for office and make that point".

Mr Trump's eldest son has emerged as a leading voice in the campaign to overturn restriction on the sale of silencers, or suppressors. Elizabeth Warren wrote on Twitter Monday "We need to have the conversation about how to stop gun violence".

The NRA is supporting a congressional bill to remove a $200 fee on gun silencers.

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