Las Vegas is reeling in the aftermath of a violent attack that left many dead and several more injured and the question that is looming large is whether this incident will be enough to push lawmakers to consider the need for stricter gun laws. According to a CNN report, the men on the ground here in Las Vegas is of the opinion that any further Republican resistance calling for better gun control laws just indicates their apathy.
Public does not hold out much hope
It does appear that the public has very little faith in its elected leaders about their ability to actually come up with concrete solutions that will ensure such incidents do not take place in future. Interviews with people on the road in Las Vegas gave the impression that the city's people are quite resigned to doing what they can for their fellow human beings and not very hopeful of any major changes that will curb gun-toting terrorists in future.
No clear views on possible future steps
In what is also quite a significant point, when the people were asked about ideas for bringing in laws to curb this kind of violence, they had no concrete suggestions to offer. There were no ideas presented about what kind of stance the Congress should take to bring a stop to this. This is quite unusual because, in case of any events of this magnitude, there are usually dozens of voices criticizing policies and giving suggestions about what should have been done to avoid it in the first place.
Many believe the politicians do not have solutions
Many people seem to be firm in the belief that the solution to this problem will not arise from policy measures. In effect, they feel that politicians may not be able to curb this issue at all, considering the complete inability and helplessness that they have demonstrated so far in coming up with practical ideas.
The violence can leave a big impact on the state's political scenario though. The congressional seat in the third district will play a key role in defining whether the Republicans have control of the House of Representatives in the coming year. Voters will be looking at the measures taken in the aftermath of the bloodbath this week to decide who is competent and who is not and this could swing the balance either way.