Clinton's post-Vegas tweet on silencers puts spotlight on Hill battle

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She added: "Our grief isn't enough". We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again, ' the former Democratic nominee for president said.

"The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots", she wrote.

'Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get, ' she said.

"Recently what they've tried to do is to create a culture war, so that Americans are afraid of one another because there's no president to make gun owners afraid of".

But while critics noted a suppressor probably would not have done much to mute the sound of the gunman's high-powered rifles, Clinton's tweets nevertheless have put the spotlight on a gun bill battle that had been flying under the radar until now.

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With authorities saying 58 people were killed in Vegas, the most recent shooting now becomes the country's deadliest mass shooting in modern history.

The four deadliest mass shootings in USA history all occurred in the past 10 years.

Her counterpart in the US Senate made a similar statement.

"I know they got into politics for the same reason I did - to make a difference, to get things done". But stars and politicians like Lady Gaga and Hillary Clinton aren't giving up, and are insisting that lawmakers and elected officials fight for a safer nation.

He said he will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.

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'Horrified and heartbroken by the terrible tragedy in #LasVegas last night.

Peters gives credit to Las Vegas first responders for getting a handle on the situation as quickly as they did.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman tweeted, "The act and insanity of a madman shall not define us or keep us from living whole and meaningful lives with pride in our shared humanity".

Last Thursday, just minutes after Scalise returned to the House, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also blasted the bill and the effort to frame it as a boost for sportsmen. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) identified the attacker as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock.

"I think this is about chipping away at the Second Amendment", he said, referring to the clause in the US Constitution which guarantees citizens the right to bear arms. Authorities have not said whether any silencers had been found or were used among the shooters' weapons cache.

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There is now a president who is an outspoken advocate for gun rights and two houses of Congress controlled by a Republican Party that takes large amounts of money from the NRA.

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