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WashPost: How Many More Massacres Before US Takes Steps to Prevent Them?

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By    |   Tuesday, 03 October 2017 08:37 AM

The Washington Post, citing the mass shooting in Las Vegas, said America "desperately needs to take steps to stop the toll of unleashed guns in America."

"That at least 59 people — 59! — were killed in a terrifyingly short span of time by a single man holed up in a hotel room a quarter of a mile away speaks to the irrationality of gun laws that allow weapons designed for war and mass casualty to be commodities for everyday purchase," the newspaper said in an editorial.

"Who pays the price? Schoolchildren, movie watchers, churchgoers, nightclub partiers — and, on Sunday, lovers of country music. Attending an outdoor festival in a city synonymous with fun, they suddenly turned into prey."

The gunman has been identified as Stephen Paddock, the newspaper noted. And, it said his own brother questioned how he was able to obtain automatic weapons.

"As investigators try to answer that and other questions — including what drove him to this madness — the country and its elected officials need to ask how many more of these gun massacres we are willing to endure before taking steps to try to prevent them," the Post said.

It noted America loses far more people to gun violence than other nations.

"Other countries — notably Australia following a mass shooting in 1996 — have demonstrated the possibility of bans on assault weapons and other common-sense restrictions," the newspaper said. "What makes America unique is the absence of political will and leadership."

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The Washington Post, citing the mass shooting in Las Vegas, said America "desperately needs to take steps to stop the toll of unleashed guns in America."
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