Expect A Rise In Gun Sales After Deadly Shooting In Las Vegas
The deadly shooting in Las Vegas could prompt another surge in gun sales — just like other mass shootings before it.LEARN MORE
The bill that would make gun silencers easier to buy has been shelved indefinitely.
It was passed by the House Natural Resources Committee last month. But on Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced it wasn't scheduled for the House floor.
Critics of the bill — including a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting — argue civilians and law enforcement depend on the sound of gunfire in order to react to and locate shooters.
After the shooting in Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton tweeted: "Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get."
Rep. Jeff Duncan, one of the bill's sponsors, disagreed with the outcry. Duncan argued the Vegas shooter already demonstrated he was willing to break the law to acquire the type of gun he used. Additionally, gunfire is still audible even when a suppressor is used.
An expert also told The Washington Post that a silencer would have reduced the effectiveness of the gun. Because the shooter may have used an automatic weapon, the silencer could have even just melted due to the barrel's heat.
Instead of focusing on gun restrictions, House Republicans called for a focus on mental health treatment — even though not much is known yet about the mental health of the shooter.
Tuesday's sentencing came after several of his 18 victims let Murdaugh know just how much he had harmed them.
Ann Arbor police said the 12-year-old stole the vehicle — weighing up to 35,000 pounds — from a local middle school using a key found in the cab.
The families offered that Jones either liquidate his estate and give the proceeds to creditors, or pay them at least $8.5 million a year for 10 years.
The women connected with the man online, and shortly after having sex with him they were hospitalized with multiple symptoms.
Aurora Police Officer Nathan Woodyard, who was tried in the death of Elijah McClain, will return to duty and receive back pay.
On Cyber Monday, a record-breaking $940 million was spent using 'Buy Now, Pay Later' services, reaching an all-time high.