Tragedy in Las Vegas Prompts Illinois Lawmaker to Push for Gun Control

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The tragedy in Las Vegas has prompted U.S. Senator from Illinois Dick Durbin to push for more gun control laws.

Durbin wants to pass a universal background checks bill. He agrees that these types of incidents can’t always be prevented, but says making it harder for people to get guns is a start.

“I don’t believe someone should be able to walk into a gun show, buy a gun, or multiple guns for that matter, and take them out the back door without someone asking, ‘who are you?’,” Durbin said.

Critics argue that a universal background check database wouldn’t work and that people could still buy guns off of the black market.

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