Democrats in the US House of Representatives have staged a sit-in to demand a vote on tighter gun control laws; however, Republicans instead forced a vote on unrelated bills, even criticizing the Democrat activities as a publicity stunt.
The bill passed with a comfortable majority though representatives from both parties voted against it. President Trump sowed confusion prior to the vote, which is expected to pass the Senate before expiring next week.
Lawmakers in the Republican-led House of Representatives have backed a bill to outlaw most abortions after 20 weeks of fetal development. President Donald Trump has promised to sign the bill should it pass the Senate.
Similar to previous massacres, Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas will likely trigger a fresh debate over gun control. But in an interview with DW, a noted scholar on gun violence doubts that much will change.
As the US mourns victims of the Las Vegas shooting, police remain baffled over what drove a retiree to carry out the massacre. Authorities collected 47 firearms, some modified to fire faster, from three locations.
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