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Democratic Lawmakers Call for Government Action in Response to Las Vegas Shootings

Just after the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, members of Congress took to Twitter and appeared to call on the federal government to enact stricter gun control measures in response.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who represents the families of victims in the December 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, tore into Congress for being “so afraid of the gun industry.”

“It’s time for Congress to get off its ass and do something,” he added:

Others appeared to join him:

One Congresswoman retweeted an article about a Sandy Hook mother blaming Congress for the Las Vegas shooting:

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Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) appeared to worry about the National Rifle Association’s influence over gun control laws in Congress:

As was previously reported, a gunman opened a torrent of fire onto concertgoers attending a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday night.

At least 50 people died and 400 were hospitalized, according to officials. Police said they believe the suspect, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, killed himself before they entered the hotel room where he is believed to have carried out the shooting.

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