Some of the survivors of the Las Vegas shooting doubt that more gun control laws would have prevented Sundayâ€™s mass shooting, according to Wednesday interviews.
Time Magazine spoke with survivors of Sundayâ€™s shooting that believe gun control wonâ€™t prevent tragedies like Las Vegas from happening in the future. One such couple, Toby and Kelsey Clark, said theyÂ both continue believingÂ in Second Amendment protections.
â€œHe bought his firearms legally but he modified them illegally,â€ Toby told Time. â€œI believe in tight gun laws but I also believe in the Second Amendment.â€ His wife Kelsey agreed, saying that more gun laws wouldnâ€™t have stopped the shooting.
California native Stephanie Fraser lost her husband Brian after he died from his wounds while on the way to the hospital. She also doesnâ€™t believe that tighter gun laws wound have prevented the tragedy, though she did suggest tighter security at the hotel.
â€œUnless we have metal detectors everywhere we go, this could never be avoided. We canâ€™t live like that,â€ Fraser said. â€œCould the Mandalay have been watching their cameras and seen that this guy came in how many times bringing how many suitcases?â€
Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old white man, opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers Sunday night from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Hotel in Las Vegas. Paddock died of a self-inflicted wound and authorities found 23 firearms in the hotel room. They have yet to discover a motive for the shooting.
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