Expect more inaction from White House following the deadliest ever US gun attack in Las Vegas.
The National Rifle Association was the biggest financial backer of Donald Trump’s campaign last year, which means gun control legislation is off the table.
The NRA spent $6 million in TV ads on behalf of the Republican presidential candidate, which is $6 million more than the Trump campaign has spent on itself.
In all the gun rights group placed multimillion-dollar bets on Donald Trump and six Republican Senate candidates locked in highly competitive races.
It poured $50.2 million, or 96 percent of its total outside spending, into these races, and lost only one — an open seat in Nevada, vacated by the Democratic Minority Leader, Harry Reid.
Calls for gun control have been sparked again following deadly shootings in Nevada, which has left 59 people dead and 527 injured.
The massacre comes following shootings in Orlando, Florida last year, where 49 people were killed and 58 were wounded.
As after #Orlando, I will NOT be joining my colleagues in a moment of silence on the House Floor that just becomes an excuse for inaction.
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) October 2, 2017
Over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the US over the past 50 years.
US citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations.
The US is the only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past eight years.
Lots of right-wingers telling me
not to make this a political issue.
NRA donated $30 million to elect Trump.
This. Is. A. Political. Issue!
— David Hoffman (@atDavidHoffman) October 2, 2017