"Words and thoughts and prayers simply are not enough. We need action," says Kristin Brown, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "Unless and until we get serious about this, we will have more tragedies like these."
"Attorney General Sessions has said that it's a priority of his to enforce the existing laws. I agree that we should enforce the laws on the books about dangerous people in possession of firearms" said Avery Gardiner, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
"It's not an attempt to prevent law-abiding citizens from purchasing ammunition," said Griffin Dix, Brady's California Co-Chair. "But it is an attempt to make sure that the sales don’t go to criminals and other persons who are prohibited from buying ammunition."
"In some states, people are considerably safer than they were five years ago from gun violence, but that's not true at the federal level. Overall as a nation, people are dying at far too great a rate," said Avery Gardiner, a co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Survivors of the 1 October mass shooting are demanding stricter gun laws, so they're taking their message cross country. This week, three women who were at the Route 91 Harvest Festival will travel to Washington, D.C. to make sure more is done when it comes to gun control laws.
The recent mass shootings in California and Texas that killed a total of more than 30 people were committed by men who should not have been able to obtain firearms, highlighting the difficulty of preventing people who want guns from getting them.
America's recent mass shootings have increased pressure from gun-rights advocates to pass the National Rifle Association's top legislative priority: a bill to make it easier to carry concealed weapons across state lines, the bill's author said Thursday.
In the weeks after Representative Charlie Dent signed on to legislation that would have banned bump stocks following the massacre in Las Vegas, the moderate Pennsylvania Republican was "besieged" by responses from his constituents.
"This has become our new normal and it has become very dispiriting how these kinds of tragedies can be eclipsed by the next tragedy," said Kris Brown, the co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which has been pushing for expanded background check legislation that is currently polling at more than 90% approval.