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Tom DeLay: 'It's Not the Guns, It's the People'

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By    |   Tuesday, 03 Oct 2017 09:34 PM

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that the Las Vegas should not be used to fuel debate on gun control because "it's not the guns, it's the people."

"It's not the gun that pulled the trigger," DeLay, the Texas Republican who served as majority leader from 2003 to 2005, told Bill Tucker on "Newsmax Now" in an interview. "He pulled the trigger.

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"You just can't imagine how someone would want to commit suicide by taking the lives of 59 people, but there are people out there that do that," he said, referring to shooter Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada.

"When you don't believe in life, when life is not precious, when life means nothing — then if you're going to take it out on somebody, it's no big deal," DeLay told Tucker.

"So that's part of it. It's more complicated than that.

"I'm not saying 'that's life' or the loss of life," he cautioned. "What I'm saying is we need to learn from this, things can be done to make Las Vegas and places with big crowds even safer.

"But Chicago has the most gun laws in America, as far as gun control is concerned, and it's the murder capital of America," DeLay added.

"It's not the guns, it's the people.

"If we just use the excuse of guns or gun control," he said, "and that makes us all feel good and feel happy, it isn't going to change a thing — and it hasn't changed a thing.”

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Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that the Las Vegas should not be used to fuel debate on gun control because "it's not the guns, it's the people."
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