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Getty Images Concert-goers flee the Harvest Festival concert in Las Vegas during Sunday’s shooting

Getty Images              Concert-goers flee the Harvest Festival concert in Las Vegas during Sunday’s shooting

Firearms retailers in the months before the election stocked up heavily in anticipation that Hillary Clinton would win and have spent most of 2017 working down those inventories. The House is said to have a hearing this week on a so-called Hearing Protection Act, which would legalize the use of silencers on firearms. Paddock appears to have legally modified his semiautomatic rifles to make them operate like fully automatic, military-style rifles. Fears of more strict regulations tend to drive shoppers to buy more guns while they still can, but those stricter laws never materialized.

Yet somehow the reality that gun sales go up isn't considered tacky. After last year's Concert Across America to End Gun Violence with Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Marc Cohn and the Harlem Gospel Choir, she says, "we got death threats". "In any kind of mass shooting, if the shooter had a silencer, it could be very devastating, it could interfere with the law enforcement response, it could make it harder for the potential victims to respond in ways that might reduce their chances of being hit". "It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we have lost".

Steve Bannon, his former chief strategist in the West Wing, told the Axios news website on Tuesday that the idea of Trump embracing gun control is "impossible" to think, and would "be the end of everything" - eroding his political base past the point of fix. But many analysts say that may be as far as it goes. From the NRA came this telling message: dead silence.

Hillary Clinton took on the powerful corporate interests during her career including Citizens United and the NRA. I talked about it a lot: "the NRA spent more money against me than they've ever spent against anybody running for president", she said. "And right now we're simply not at that point".

"To the people of Las Vegas and the families of the victims, we are with you during this time", he said. It peaks at every mass shooting that shocks a nation increasingly dulled by 24-hour cable news. I don't think anything is going to happen at the federal level.

But gun control advocates say it's impossible to ignore the potential repercussions of the deregulation effort.

The question the world is now asking is how long can this situation continue, because if it does, then the chilling killing of almost 60 people in Las Vegas will become a target.

Many surveys done over the years indicate that most Americans would actually support stricter gun control laws. While right-wing pundits may love to decry them as "Hollywood elites" who are out of touch with "real Americans", apparently our Congressional representatives are the ones who don't know what people want, as Jimmy Kimmel pointed out they voted down gun control measures that Americans-Republican and Democrat alike-support.

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