At Issue: Las Vegas Shooting Reignites Gun Control Debate; Rep. Erik Paulsen in Studio

October 08, 2017 09:50 PM

Las Vegas Shooting Reignites Gun Control Debate Across United States

The mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 has reignited the debate over gun regulations in the United States.

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This time around, there are indications that some lawmakers may be open to making changes. At least 58 people were killed and nearly 500 were injured at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip. Investigators say the gunman, Stephen Paddock, fired from a 32nd floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Hotel into the crowd below. They believe Paddock used a device called a bump stock to make many of his semi-automatic weapons fire more rapidly.

This week, some lawmakers called for a ban on those devices. The National Rifle Association even agreed the government should review whether or not bump stock devices comply with federal law. But many lawmakers remain opposed to enacting further restrictions on guns, themselves. 

Rep. Erik Paulsen in Studio - Talking Gun Control, Tax Reform and Health Care

Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-3rd Congressional District, joins Tom Hauser on At Issue this week. Hauser and Paulsen discuss where the gun control debate stands now in light of the Las Vegas mass shooting. The two also discuss Republican efforts to cut taxes and reform the tax system, and where things stand now in regards to the health care debate

 

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Amanda Theisen

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