Americans Are Desperately Calling For Gun Control After The Las Vegas Shooting

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By now you've no doubt heard about the horrific mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas overnight. "We understand that people want to come forward now to show their support, however, to effectively manage the blood supply for patients, we are asking donors to make appointments to give blood throughout the coming weeks".

Carrying an unconcealed firearm in public is legal. At least 527 others were injured in the Sunday night attack, authorities said.

Almost 12,000 Americans have been killed by guns in 273 mass shootings in 2017 so far one incident for each day.

The Daily Show's Trevor Noah, who said he's been exposed to 20 mass shootings since moving to the US two years ago, said: "When is the time [to talk about guns]?"

Liam Payne: the events in Las Vegas are beyond anyone?s comprehension.

Democrats in Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have renewed their calls to pass stricter gun control laws in the wake of the shooting.

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How can I find missing family members in Las Vegas?

"However, a policy window will only open if significant numbers of Republicans in both the House and Senate call for legislation and President Trump signals that he will approve it". The state does not require firearms owners to have licenses or register their weapons and Nevada does not limit the number of firearms an individual can possess.

Nevada has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country.

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees Americans the right to bear arms. Unlike the AR-15 (bottom), the AK-47 (top) can be equipped either as a fully automatic machine gun, or as a semi-automatic rifle that fires one round at a time.

Gun sales spiked after the 9/11 attacks and after the shootings in San Bernardino, California, and Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. "It's just that nothing happens at the federal level".

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