NRA, ABC, Senator discussed on America's Morning News

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A person of interest in the vesti gatien into the shooting that left at least fifty eight people dead and hundreds more hurt she went to the philippines late last month in the last week of september shooter stiffen peta transferred one hundred thousand dollars to a bank account in the philippines a source close to the deadly family told nbc the money was part of a longterm plan to help lee and her family build a home in the island nation the number of those killed in the concert shooting now stands at fifty eight of previously reported death toll of fifty nine included the shooter he took his own life before police entered his hotel room of those killed the core county coroner said they believe they've identified all of them so far investigators have not been able to determine a motive a group of senate democrats on tuesday said they intend to introduce legislation closing a loophole that lets a person purchase a gun if their background check isn't completed after seventy two hours senator richard blumenthal of connecticut announced the measure during a news conference along with senators dick durbin of illinois and chris murphy of connecticut the two spoke days after a man opened fire from the 30second floor of mandalay bay and casino in las vegas killing fifty eight people and injuring five hundred twenty seven others the three called on congress to pass sledge decision to prevent the next mass shooting blumenthal said congress is complicit each day it fails to act we can break the grip of the nra and other special interest let's face it the reason we don't have gone safety measures in the united states today's because of the nra and we will defeat them they are already he losing their grip and we can break their stranglehold on legislation by continuing this fight and we will in senator chris murphy continued courtesy abc news this epidemic of gun violence is a uniquely american problem it doesn't have been in any other industrialized country and it's not because we have a higher rate of mental illness than other countries do it's not because we spend less money on law enforcement than other countries do is because this country has a usis set of gun laws allowing danger juris people to own dangerous weapons in.

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