People Are Demanding The Las Vegas Shooter Be Called A Terrorist And Calling For Stricter Gun Laws

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 02:  White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders conducts the daily press briefing at the White House October 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sanders announced that President Donald Trump will travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday, three days after at least 58 people were killed when a man opened fire on a country music festival, the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

People Are Demanding The Las Vegas Shooter Be Called A Terrorist And Calling For Stricter Gun Laws

Sarah Sanders got slammed for saying it's premature to talk about gun control.

Published October 2, 2017

Although the carnage witnessed at the Las Vegas shooting has devastated the entire country, leaders in the White House have withheld from calling the attack an act of terrorism. 

Typically, incidents in the past that involve an assailant of color are immediately described as "radical" or "terrorism." However, the Las Vegas shooting, in which more than 50 people were killed and more than 400 injured, has not been classified as an act of terror.

Shooter Stephen Paddock used an automatic rifle to shoot from the 32nd floor of a hotel room while hundreds of people ran in fear, yet spokespeople from the White House have told reporters it is too soon to call the attack domestic terrorism.

Additionally, calls for stricter gun laws have been met with criticism from people on the right.

  1. During a press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said it is 'premature' to talk about gun laws and whether the shooting was terrorism
  2. Sanders was immediately called out for her answers
  3. Many are slamming the president for being tougher on NFL players than he was on Paddock
  4. Others are saying this is the perfect time to talk about new gun legislation
  5. In general, the Las Vegas shooting and the government's response has outraged many

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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