It’s as if every self-important celebrity in Hollywood suddenly became an expert on firearms and regulation policy…
Not more than a couple of hours after the senseless tragedy in Las Vegas, Democrats and celebrities took to Twitter to criticize current gun control and call for stricter policies. On Oct. 2 at 8:26 in the morning, American entrepreneur and founder of Def Jam Records Russell Simmons tweeted that he will do everything in his power to “get Congress to pass comprehensive gun reform.”
On the same day, David Simon took to social media to criticize the current laws regarding the sale of semi-automatic rifles. He claims that they are easy to convert to semi-automatic mode. Other celebrities that criticized gun control shortly after the massacre include Alyssa Milano, Joshua Malina, Billy Eichner, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore and Tom Arnold.
At the White House press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said shunned the idea that the day after the shooting was the appropriate time to discuss stripping away Second Amendment rights. She rightfully noted that it was a time for mourning and consoling the survivors of those people that perished in the deadly shooting spree.
Sanders pointed out that there is a time for political debate but right after an unspeakable tragedy is not the time, adding that it is premature to talk about gun control when all of the facts are not yet known about the incident.
On October 1st at about 10 PM, gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of approximately 22,000 people at an outdoor country music concert. The gunman rained gunfire on the crowd from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The mass shooting has been labelled by the mainstream media as the worst in American history. Fifty-nine people lost their lives, and at least 527 were injured. The Las Vegas police identified the shooter as Stephen Craig Paddock, a 64-year-old retired accountant. When officers burst into his room on Sunday night, Paddock had already killed himself.
California and federal authorities are still investigating the incident.
~ Firearm Daily