In the Las Vegas concert shooting, survivors were also the first responders

Gwen Vasquez
October 6, 2017

Moulton, who also refused to take a moment of silence following the Pulse nightclub shooting a year ago, implied that such actions only become an excuse for inaction, and while some applauded the politician's move, others called it disrespectful and heartless.

In 1873, in a mass shooting in Colfax, La., at least 60 and perhaps as many as 150 people were killed in what has become known as the Colfax massacre or Colfax riot. They identified the gunman as Stephen Paddock, 64, a resident of Mesquite, Nevada, and said he shot himself to death before police entered his room.

On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub.

"As these politicians fail to act, more than 50 people in Las Vegas were killed last night, while hundreds more have been injured".

"I thought at the moment of the Orlando shooting, because we were in this room", he said. He knows Las Vegas doctors and nurses will understand that soon, too.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer held a news conference this morning to show his city's support of emergency personnel and their efforts to help those in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting. We will continue to honor them with action.

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Two Massachusetts Democrats were the only representatives to refuse participation in the House's moment of silence for Las Vegas shooting victims on Tuesday night.

Gun stocks overall have fallen sharply since the election of President Donald Trump, after rising before his win amid fears a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton could have heralded stricter gun control laws.

"The largest mass shooting in our nation's history happened in Las Vegas, and it was awful", she said.

Wolf said it is time every American comes together to work on a solution to prevent further mass shootings.

Shortly after the shooting, Moulton said he was praying Congress "will have the courage to do more than stand in silence" to honor those who lost their lives in Las Vegas. "They don't think there's a light but hopefully seeing these interviews and hearing this helps them see that there is a light". We had hoped that no community would ever have to face that kind of tragedy again.

Orlando's police chief says the Clark County sheriff has heard the Orlando Police Department's presentation on lessons learned from Pulse.

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