Shelagh Tells Americans To Face Facts, More Assault Rifles Means More Mass Shootings

3 October 2017, 16:09

"That's a fact for you. Not an emotion."

Authorities in Las Vegas say they're still at a loss to know why a gunman opened fire on crowds, killing 59 people.

Hundreds more were injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock targeted a music festival just off the famous strip.

Shelagh Fogarty said the answer for an increase in mass shootings should be obvious - the increase in assault rifle numbers.

Shelagh railed against the proliferation of high-powered rifles in America
Shelagh railed against the proliferation of high-powered rifles in America. Picture: LBC

She said: "What facts do you want? It's a simple plain fact that if more people have assault rifles and super high power weaponry it is easier to kill a lot of people in one go.

"That's a fact for you. Not an emotion. That's a fact.

"We don't have that saturation of weaponry in the United Kingdom, that's a fact.

"I can give you as many facts as you like, and just because a lot of Americans want to have a gun and wouldn't dream of doing what happened in Vegas. Just because that is a fact doesn't mean the other facts go away."

Watch the full clip above.

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