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Las Vegas Shooting Reignites Calls For Gun Control Laws

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The deadly Las Vegas mass shooting that shook America has rekindled the debate on gun-control laws. Nevada has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the country.

More than 58 people have been killed and over 500 others injured when a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at an open-air country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sunday.

It is estimated that nearly 12,000 Americans have been killed by guns in 273 mass shootings this year.

Following the attack in Las Vegas, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Speaker Ryan calling for the creation of a Select Committee on Gun Violence and to bring the King-Thompson Background Check Legislation to the House Floor for a vote.

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who hails from Las Vegas, in his program on Monday said, "When someone with a beard attacks us, we tap phones, we invoke travel bans, we build walls. But when an American buys a gun and kills other Americans then there's nothing we can do about that [because of] the second amendment, I guess," he said while talking about the tragedy.

"Prayers are important but @SpeakerRyan @realDonaldTrump blood is on the hands of those who have power to legislate. #GunControl act quickly," tweeted Lady Gaga.

Madonna said its too easy to buy a gun in the U. S. or have access to automatic weapons. "And this needs to stop!"

JK Rowling and Ariana Grande were the other celebrities who called for a legal control on the use of gun in America.

At a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked if the massacre made the President think anything more about pursuing tighter gun laws, such as background checks. She replied saying this is the day of reflection and mourning and not the time for political or policy discussion.

Sarah Sanders pointed out that Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the country, where there were over 4,000 victims of gun-related crimes last year. "That certainly hasn't helped there," she told reporters.

by RTT Staff Writer

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