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.
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