In the wake of the terrorist attack in New York City that left eight people dead, Donald Trump refuses to stop playing politics.
A satisfied gun lobby that keeps raking in the dough means GOP campaign coffers remain full going into next year's midterm elections. Apparently, everything else is irrelevant.
Republicans may continue to live in their NRA-funded bubbles, but it's clear the American people – Democrats, Independents and Republicans – are still hungry for tougher gun laws.
We can’t pray this problem away. We can’t continue to have moments of silence for thoughts and prayers and then claim to be shocked the next time tragedy strikes asking ourselves how could this have happened.
If you're keeping score, that means the President of the United States has spent more than 26 percent of his time in office golfing and one-third at one of his ritzy properties.
It's stunning that anybody would be against limiting a device that essentially transforms a firearm into an automatic weapon, but it's dumbfounding that Scalise, who almost died in a shooting, is hesitant to support it.
"Political survival – what? Who cares? We’re talking about the lives of the American people."
While it's good news that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seem to have found some gun-related legislation they can agree on, it's not even close to enough.
"The time is always right to do what is right. We waited too long. How many more people will die?"
With gun shows nearly every weekend in Las Vegas, the city is a living and breathing example of America's longstanding problem with firearm-related violence.
Tonight, dozens of people who were alive 24 hours ago no longer are, and many of the leaders who offer their condolences will likely do nothing to prevent the next American massacre.
"This silence has become unintentional endorsement. It's become a kind of sick complicity."
The moment of silence was a cable news visual, not an actual policy to deal with gun violence in America.
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) said what Republicans won't when she called the Las Vegas massacre an act of domestic terrorism.
The worst mass shooting in US history took place at a country music festival in Las Vegas, and a President who has been quick to label other attacks terrorism has refused to call the actions of the white shooter domestic terrorism.