On Sunday, a man named Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of people watching an open air concert from his hotel room. He killed 58 people and injured over 500. Lawmakers have been slow to respond with anything resembling gun control, or moves to take automatic firepower out of the hands of civilians.
The Trump administration knows that the president's base is largely composed of people who believe the Second Amendment extends to the right to own an AK 47, if you so choose. For deer shooting. So they are trying their best to spin the story of Las Vegas into a cautionary tale about the Obama administration, rather than something the president could do something about now. Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN to debate the issue Thursday morning with host Chris Cuomo.