Mere hours after a gunman rained fire onto a concert across the Las Vegas Strip, some Democrats were quick to cast blame on the nation’s gun laws. The pivot is a continuation of similar statements following the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016, as our colleague Amber Phillips explains here.
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Other Democrats, including those who represent Nevada in Congress, were more reserved, omitting talk of gun laws immediately following the attack. Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto raised gun control in an interview with CNN on Oct. 3.
Meanwhile, Republicans nearly universally stayed within the traditional talking point of offering thoughts and prayers. Some responses from notable Republicans: