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by | October 06, 2017 | 15:28

The problem is that dispassionate analysis of gun-safety laws, no matter how long delayed, never penetrates the panic room in which politicians hide out from their responsibilities. Most Republicans have always been loathe to embrace gun control legislation, arguing that it's a violation of the Second Amendment that guarantees Americans a right to own guns.

by | October 06, 2017 | 15:28

The GOP's failure to act "is about money", Pelosi said after a rally Wednesday morning outside the Capitol. The Las Vegas shooting has left Congress once again struggling to find a consensus way to stop future attacks. "That is our present focus and the Sportsmen's Bill is not scheduled". "We are all just reeling from this horror that we witnessed in Las Vegas", Ryan said , later adding, "We can not let the actions of a single person define us as a country".

by | October 06, 2017 | 15:24

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Las Vegas-based University Medical Center Wednesday to meet with survivors of a deadly October 1 shooting that killed 50-plus individuals and injured at least 500 others, NBC News reports .

by | October 06, 2017 | 15:25

Earlier, the president met privately with victims of the Las Vegas shooting at a hospital Wednesday after he touched down in a city still reeling from the worst gun massacre in modern USA history. "We call upon the bonds that unite us - our faith, our family, and our shared values", Trump said Monday. While House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders have asked Americans to donate blood in the wake of the shooting, Pelosi said Republicans "have to give some political blood".

by | October 06, 2017 | 15:24

Trump said he invited some of the patients to come to Washington to visit the White House. The National Rifle Association says the " bump stocks " device that the Las Vegas shooter used to turn semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons should be "subject to additional regulations".

by | October 06, 2017 | 15:26

Trump's first stop was the University Medical Center, where he was speaking privately with victims of the Sunday night shooting rampage, their families, and medical professionals. Meanwhile, due to the mass shooting, some lawmakers are pressuring Donald Trump to focus on gun laws and control but the United States president declined to discuss more about it.

by | October 06, 2017 | 15:26

Surrounded by first responders, a somber looking Trump accompanied with the First Lady consoled the nation. It also said: "Though information about the shooter and his arsenal is still being uncovered, we have long held there is no acceptable, reasonable need for civilians to have access to large rounds of ammunition".

by | October 06, 2017 | 13:10

The statement, read by committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen, said that "through its inspiring and innovative support for the United Nations negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons, ICAN has played a major part in bringing about what in our day and age is equivalent to an global peace congress".

by | October 06, 2017 | 12:56

About 50 people were hospitalized with injuries, said Bruno Ataide Santos, director of the local hospital. "I'm not going to let them continue in day care, my children are all small and have no defence of anything". One of the victims was Ana Clara Ferreira Silva. Police have been to his home and visited friends and relatives in an effort to understand his motive.

by | October 06, 2017 | 12:29

Authorities are trying to determine why Stephen Paddock , Danley's boyfriend, killed dozens of people in Las Vegas Oct. 1, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines also denounced the shooting as "a purely evil attack". Paddock, a 64-year-old Mesquite resident with no criminal background, killed 58 people and injured over 500 in what has become the deadliest shooting in modern US history.

by | October 06, 2017 | 12:27

She said this had anxious her - "first the unexpected trip home and then the money was a way of breaking up with me". Speaking for the first time on Tuesday night, Danley's family said they believed Paddock had sent her away to her relatives deliberately in the run up to the attacks.

by | October 06, 2017 | 12:23

That pending bill, and the unprecedented death toll from the Sunday attack, set off the latest wave of lawmakers calling for swift action to finally curb America's plague of fatal shootings. Opponents of the bill argue that if rules are made to make it easier to make and purchase silencers, there may be more cases of mass shootings, local media reports said.

by | October 06, 2017 | 12:02

Rawat was in Bhopal for the launch of the ERONet, the new software system introduced by the Election Commission to check inaccuracy and duplicity of votes. 4520 crore for their procurement after that. To pull it off, the BJP-led Centre needs to procure a political consensus across all regional and national parties.

by | October 06, 2017 | 11:42

After the worst mass shooting in USA history, sales are on the rise for bump stocks - a firearms accessory that enables a semi-automatic rifle to fire hundreds of rounds a minute. The group usually maintains a low profile in the wake of mass shootings, as it had in the days following the Las Vegas massacre. Bump stocks are technically legal because they don't modify the mechanical components of semi-automatic rifles.

by | October 06, 2017 | 11:37

The train, travelling from the second city of Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod, east of Moscow , slammed into the bus at 3:29 a.m. on Friday. The state-run TASS news agency, meanwhile, quoted a regional health official as saying that the death toll had reached 19.

by | October 06, 2017 | 11:32

This is the third time in four months the Chinese embassy has issued an advisory warning its citizens even as India-China relations cooled post-Doklam . "However, their forces in Chumbi Valley are still deployed and I expect them to withdraw as their exercise in the area gets over", Dhanoa told reporters .

by | October 06, 2017 | 11:26

Sasikala, recently evicted as chief of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK , was denied parole when she requested it earlier this week. Sasikala had sought parole to attend to her ailing husband M Natarajan. A bulletin put out by the hospital on Monday night states that his condition was critical, with worsening liver and kidney failure. If the disqualifications are overturned, the Tamil Nadu government would lose its majority in the assembly.

by | October 06, 2017 | 09:56

Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's CEO and executive vice president, issued a joint statement Thursday with Chris Cox, the executive director of the Institute for Legislative Action, the lobbying arm of the NRA. He said he's received calls from "dozens" of his House Republican colleagues but declined to say how many would sign on and said he hoped to introduce it sometime on Thursday.

by | October 06, 2017 | 09:49

Stephen Paddock , the 64-year-old retired accountant who went on a shooting rampage, had stockpiled in his hotel room at least 23 firearms, as well as two bump stocks , which are used to modify weapons and make them fully automatic. "I have signed onto a letter to the ATF requesting that they relook at bump stocks and I believe this is a serious conversation that we need to have in Congress".

by | October 06, 2017 | 09:27

But if Congress can follow through and bump these bump stocks , we'll take what we can get. But the BATFE - more commonly known as ATF - actually decided that it couldn't regulate bump stocks because they were firearm parts and not firearms themselves.

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:46

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire onto the crowd of concertgoers with 12 weapons that had a device called a "bump stock" attached that allowed the semiautomatic rifles to mimic fully automatic gunfire.

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:35

However, the actor maintained that he was "hurt" by the prime minister's silence and termed it as "chilling". Prakash Raj , who began his career in Kannada films but has acted in Tamil and Malayalam movies too, was reportedly a close friend of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh .

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:28

A White House official told Politico that Kelly no longer has possession of the suspect phone, but has two different devices now - a personal cell phone and a government device that he uses most of the time. It is also unclear whether hackers were able to successfully access any data from the device. Staffers reviewed the cellphone for several days and tried to decipher what had happened to it, the officials said.

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:28

House Speaker Paul Ryan says there's no plan for the House to act soon on a National Rifle Association-backed bill to ease regulations on gun silencers. Bump firing is a technique, however, and it can also be done without the relatively low-priced device. House Republicans do have gun legislation pending, and it would legalize the sale of silencers.

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:21

The head of ICRC's delegation in Syria , Marianne Gasser, said that for the past two weeks, "we have seen an increasingly worrying spike in military operations that correlates with high levels of civilian casualties". Yesterday, a meeting of Jabhat al-Nusra commanders was bombed in which its leader, Abu Muhammad al-Julani was injured and 49 others died. Separately, Russia said on Tuesday that it has killed more than 300 ISIS fighters and wounded at least 200 others this week in airstrikes ...