The president also plans to meet with first responders later in the day.
"A lot of people like to go out to the range and experience that automatic weapon-firing phenomenon, which is quite awe-inspiring if you've never had the experience of putting that many rounds downrange that quickly", Barrett says. He was a frequent gambler who enjoyed VIP status at various Las Vegas casinos, according to NBC News.
Trump narrated stories of colossal heroism in which over 58 were dead and more than 500 wounded in the massive tragedy while reading a statement at the Las Vegas police department.
But he concluded by saying: "Our souls are stricken with grief for every American who lost a husband or a wife, a mother or a father, a son or a daughter". We are there for you. We know that your sorrow feels endless.
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Trump has been an outspoken ally to the gun lobby both as a candidate and president. "Y'all have made me feel so loved and I'm eternally grateful for that!"
Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., who protested President Trump's moment of silence on Monday, says regulating gun modification devices is one instance where Congress can take action on gun control. Shooters call them "range candy" - something to show off with.
Trump's trip to Las Vegas follows his Tuesday travel to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
The National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating "bump stocks", devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect.
Lewis, the civil rights icon who led the gun control sit-in on the House floor past year after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, approached House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on the House floor last night, seeking his cooperation for the Wednesday demonstration.