Sen. Blumenthal calls for tougher gun control following Las Vegas shooting

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTNH)– U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is joining a group senate democrats calling for tougher gun control legislation in the wake of the shootings in Las Vegas.

Blumenthal had a message for the commander in chief.

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”Mr. President, in visiting Las Vegas today, I hope you will provide leadership and, at the very least, back a bill that stops the killer accelerators like these bump stocks. This device has no purpose but to convert an already deadly weapon into a completely lethal carnage force multiplier,” said Blumenthal.

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Authorities say the shooter in Las Vegas used that type of device when he shot into the crowd of some 20,000 people at that outdoor concert on Sunday.

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