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White House Aide Rips Democrats' 'Rush to Judgment' On Gun Control

One of President Trump’s top advisers is blasting Democrats for reacting to the Las Vegas mass shootings by ramping up their demands for more gun-control laws.

During an interview on “Fox & Friends,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway lashed out at Hillary Clinton for “jumping to Twitter while parents were literally still combing the hospitals, if not the rubble, for their missing loved ones.” She continued: “This rush to judgment, these inaccuracies that people are putting forward, doesn’t help anybody in need. … The cavalry on the high horses; they react. We need to have thoughtful conversations in this country.”

Soon after a gunman killed at least 58 people and injured about 500 others at a country-music festival Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip, Clinton tweeted: “Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.” She was referring to proposed legislation that would legalize the private possession of firearm silencers. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee also told her Twitter followers: “Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.”

Conway accused Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, along with other liberals, of having spent more time criticizing Trump than talking about gun control. She had harsh words for the news media, as well, claiming that reporters are focusing on scandals like the Trump-Russia investigation instead of covering the administration’s policy agenda. “It’s the incomplete news,” she said. “It’s not connecting people with the information they need to know. Look at what the stock market and some economic indicators.”

Fox News reported that Democrats are not alone in demanding stricter gun-control regulations. Some congressional Republicans have suggested they are willing to consider relaxing their long-held opposition to limits on firearm ownership. Members of both parties are advocating legislation banning bump stocks, which enable semi-automatic weapons to fire rounds as rapidly as military-style rifles.

“I own a lot of guns, and as a hunter and sportsman, I think that’s our right as Americans, but I don’t understand the use of this bump stock,” said GOP Sen. John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate. According to Fox News, House Speaker Paul Ryan proclaimed that outlawing bump stocks is “something that we need to look into.” Even the National Rifle Association announced that it would support “additional regulation” of the devices.

However, President Trump insisted this week that it was too soon to address gun-control measures. He said the focus should be on mourning the victims of the Las Vegas attack, adding: “We will be talking about gun laws as time goes by.” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that the president is “open” to a bump-stock ban.

As a New York City real-estate mogul, Trump had starkly different views about gun control. He supported reforms like a ban on so-called “assault” weapons. After becoming a Republican presidential candidate backed by the NRA, he turned into a staunch defender of the Second Amendment.

Source: Fox News Insider
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