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Las Vegas deadly shooting likely to re-ignite gun control debate

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The deadly shooting out in Las Vegas is likely to re-ignite the gun control debate, an issue residents in Connecticut are all too familiar with.

The state has one of the strictest gun control laws in the country, especially after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school

Nevada, on the other hand, has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the country.

State law does not require firearms owners to have licenses, register their weapons, or limits the number of firearms an individual has.

Automatic assault weapons and machine guns are also legal in the state, as long as they are registered.

According to police, the gunman in the shooting, Stephen Paddock, used a machine gun.

Police also found 16 rifles in his hotel room.

Connecticut Against Gun Violence says something still needs to be done to stop these acts.

"We're tired of hearing when these things happen that this is not the time to talk about that now,” says Ron Pinciaro. “This is the time to talk about it and for Congress to take action. If they don't take action, things will continue to happen."

The president of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League told News 12 Connecticut today in a written statement, “CCDL sympathizes with victims and families of this horrible mass murder in Las Vegas. We are eager for answers about what motivated this mass murderer." 

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