Thursday, February 21, 2013

It's Hitting Home... & We Can't Wait Any Longer.

How often have we been warning about this? How many times have we discussed the real dangers of gun violence? And for how long have we just glanced at the gun safety solutions in front of us without taking action?

Today, it's all unfolding right on the Las Vegas Strip.

At least three people are dead this morning and the Las Vegas Strip is shut down in several directions after a shooting and a car fire near Bally’s.

Sgt. John Sheahan says five vehicles were involved in the crash, including a taxi that burst into flames and killed two people around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at Flamingo and Las Vegas boulevards.

Sheahan says people in a Maserati and an SUV were exchanging gunfire before the Maserati hit the taxi.

The Maserati driver, the taxi driver and a taxi passenger were killed.

At least three more people have been hospitalized. And now, the entire Strip has been shut down between Tropicana and Flamingo, as well as parts of Flamingo Road.

Keep in mind at least three people have already died. And a portion of the street that serves as Nevada's economic life blood has been shut down. (More) Blood was shed on Las Vegas Boulevard.

And this happened less than 48 hours after Joe Heck tried straddling the fence on gun safety reform. And this happened just as Dean Heller and Harry Reid have still not said exactly what and how much gun safety legislation they will support.

We can't wait any longer. Congress must act. This bloodshed has become too much. And it's really hitting hard here in Nevada now.

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