WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT?
That’s the tricky question, as an awful lot of people (including President Trump) don’t think guns are the problem. They argue that if more people were armed, they would be able to defend themselves against attackers.
Many politicians know that they won’t be elected again if they take away people’s guns. Another barrier is the National Rifle Association (NRA), which is one of the most powerful organisations in the US and regularly campaigns against gun controls. The NRA donated at least $20m to Trump’s presidential campaign and paid for adverts attacking his rival for president, Hillary Clinton.
But people feel so strongly about the Second Amendment that even the deaths in Las Vegas might not be enough to change things.
Donald Trump is the first US president in 30 years to speak at the National Rifle Association’s big annual meeting