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New York Sen. Gillibrand Blasts ‘Cowardly' Congress on Gun Control After Vegas Massacre

Details began to emerge Monday about some of those slain and the hundreds more who were injured after a gunman opened fire on festivalgoers

What to Know

  • 59 people died and more than 500 others were wounded when a lone gunman perched in a high-rise hotel opened fire on a music concert below
  • The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada, was found dead in the hotel room
  • Sen. Gillibrand says Congress should ban military-style weapons like the ones Paddock used from civilian use

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says the massacre in Las Vegas is another example of her congressional colleagues being "too cowardly and too weak" to oppose the gun industry.

The New York Democrat, speaking at Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks on Monday afternoon, called on Congress to implement some gun control measures after a lone gunman committed the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, according to The Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Gillibrand said Sunday night's shooting that killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others at a country music concert is another reminder of what she called "Congress's refusal to do anything to address gun violence in this country."

She said Congress should ban the type of military-style weapons authorities say shooter Stephan Paddock used before killing himself from civilian use.

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