Hillary Clinton has criticised the National Rifle Association while offering her condolences to the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas this weekend that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 people injured.
Not only has Congress done nothing about the gun deaths of about 13,000 Americans every year, but two guys with A ratings from the NRA - Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., and Rep. John Carter, R-Tex. - introduced something this year to make killing even easier.
"Our grief isn't enough", she continued. "We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again".
Preliminary information was still trickling in when Hillary Clinton took to Twitter Monday to exploit the tragedy and loss of life in Las Vegas in order to push a political agenda and attack the NRA.
"Las Vegas, we are grieving with you-the victims, those who lost loved ones, the responders, & all affected by this cold-blooded massacre". "But the specifics of the Las Vegas shooting don't fit that scenario".
We need all of the leaders for the people we can get. Now is the time for Democrats and thoughtful Republicans to take this step. However, audio from the scene and witness accounts indicate the guns were automatic.
As the NRA's revenues have soared and its donations to Congress have ramped up, mass shootings have become increasingly deadly. But what is arguably even more disturbing is that the ultimate response from our elected officials is nearly always in the form of politicization instead of action. The influential pro-gun lobby group broke from its traditional outright opposition to any gun control efforts by calling on the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to consider changing the laws surrounding so-called "bump stocks".
At Axios, Jonathan Swan wrote that President Donald Trump will also likely decline to go down in history as the American president who was able to get Congress to enact effective gun control legislation, due to his fear of losing the support of "his base".