“We’re going to pay our respects”, he added.
The President was accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump on his visit to the Nevada city.
Bump stocks use the gun’s recoil to help fire rounds more rapidly.
However, the Clark County sheriff told reporters he thinks the shooter might have used them to watch for people approaching his room.
The White House has said Donald Trump would welcome a review of the policy on the devices, which were found on 12 of the almost 50 firearms Paddock amassed. “We certainly welcome that, we’d like to be part of that conversation”, Sanders said.
Prior to the Las Vegas shooting, the product was sold on Walmart and Cabela’s websites but they are no longer listed for sale.
Still, Cornyn reaffirmed his support for gun ownership by “law abiding citizens who have no criminal record and no mental impairment”.
He congratulated them on a job well done.
A SWAT team was able to identify Paddock’s position in about 20 minutes because a smoke alarm went off in the hotel suite that he was shooting from.
Trump also visited the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, where he gave a brief speech and met with law enforcement officers and other first responders who were called into action on Sunday night.
“The speed with which they acted is miraculous and prevented further loss of life”. And you showed what professionalism is all about.
Trump said he even invited the survivors to the White House.
In a later post, Gunderson said he shared the video on Facebook, “with the intention of spreading an uplifting message during this horrific time in our country”. A law enforcement official says she arrived on a flight from Manila to Los Angeles where Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were waiting for her late Tuesday night. A motive is yet to be determined.
In its first statement since the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has called for additional regulations on “bump stocks” – the devices that likely allowed the Las Vegas gunman to fire faster, killing more people.
Earlier this week, Trump appeared open to discussion on new gun control measures, but said enough time had not passed since the rampage to open up the conversation.
Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview with MSNBC that aired Thursday it’s “clearly something we need to look into”.