Mass shooting calls for gun reform

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Temiloluwa Adeyemi, staff writer

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In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, where 58 people were killed and over 500 were injured by a lone gunman, worries about gun control laws are increasing.

Rob Cox, global editor at Reuters Breakingviews, spoke with NPR Marketplace reporters David Brancaccio and Jana Kasperkevic: “Largely in response to concerns, there may be new tightening of regulations on buying the guns, or on gun ownership.”

In response to the massacre by Stephen Paddock, Caleb Keeter, lead guitarist of Josh Abbott Band that performed at the Aldean concert, tweeted about gun control in a long message.

“I’ve been a proponent of the Second Amendment my entire life, until the events of last night, I cannot express how wrong I was. We actually had members of our crew with [concealed handgun licenses] and legal firearms on the bus. They were useless.”

“We need gun control RIGHT. NOW,” Keeter tweeted. “My biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn’t realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it. We are unbelievably fortunate to not be among the number of victims killed or seriously wounded by this maniac.”

Many are raising money and donating their blood to help the victims. Organizations similar to the National Rifle Association are focused on promoting public safety and educating citizens on the efficient handling of firearms.

Many lawmakers have offered condolences, but no formal actions have taken place.

Here is a compiled guide by MotherJones, a nonprofit news organization, which gives more information on the phenomena surrounding mass shootings in the U.S.

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