In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

• In Las Vegas, there was an exhibition of firearms in the world's largest

From firearms killed more Americans than by wars, AIDS and suicide. National database of weapons in the United States does not exist, and the exact number of weapons in the hands of the population is unknown.

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

In October 2017 a 64-year-old Steven Paddock arranged slaughter in Las Vegas by shooting near the casino "Mandalay Bay" 59 ​​people, which was the largest in the number of victims in the US shooting case, and in January 2018, as in factly, in the same Las Vegas started the world's largest exhibition of equipment and weapons equipment.

Why all this?

If very briefly: the National Rifle Association - one of the most influential lobbying groups, it is more than 4 million people. NRA is to work closely with the Congress, without the approval of which severely restrict the rights of gun owners can not. Lobbyists at the stage of the elections provide financial support to candidates based on their position on the issue of weapons. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

The exhibition is just a 9-minute drive from the site of the massacre in October 2017. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

The mass executions of the 2000s and 2010s shook the United States, and public opinion turned in the direction of tightening control over the trade and possession of firearms. However, the forces for change in the existing legislation repeatedly fail because of the powerful and well-organized resistance of the gun lobby and its allies in Congress proplachennyh. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

The right of citizens to keep and bear firearms ensures the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. It was adopted back in 1789. Although the initial stages of the US arms trafficking becoming rigidly controlled. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

Revolver Model 500 drum, developed arms company Smith & Wesson. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

In our time, the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) blocks almost all attempts to limit the ability of Americans to buy a gun.

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

The confrontation between supporters and opponents of weapons entered a new phase with the presidency of Barack Obama. However, the President's plan ran into fierce opposition resistance. The main argument of lobbyists (except money, of course) - "kill not guns, and the people," and there is no evidence that restrictive measures will certainly lead to a decrease in the number of deaths caused by firearms. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

Although the statistics tells a different story: in states where laws are more severe with respect to the arms, the number of victims is less. And vice versa. Nevertheless, Obama could do nothing, and called his main disappointment presidency unsuccessful attempts to influence US legislation regarding access to deadly weapons. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

Trump, on the contrary, refers to the Second Amendment, "the first American freedom", and also in favor of maintaining "this fundamental right." In February 2017 Trump signed a law abolishing the ban on arms sales to people with mental disorders. Needless to say, that during the presidential race, the National Rifle Association was for Trump. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

Although the same slaughterhouse in Las Vegas, where the hands of the shooter killed 59 people, as long as the Republicans controlled Congress, and Donald Trump has been president, expected to introduce any restrictions on the distribution of weapons is senseless. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

anti-materiel rifle Bushmaster BA50. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

The cartridge. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

The full title of the exhibition SHOT (from the English. The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade), the world's largest exhibition of equipment and accessories for hunting and shooting sports. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

Surprisingly, the National database of weapons in the US still does not exist as it is not known the exact number of weapons in the hands of the population. Estimated Small Arms Survey Research Center, at 316 million US residents account for 280 million units of small arms. In the year of the fire killed about 30 000 people in the United States. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms

As a result of firearms every day killed 86 people in the United States. (Photo by Ethan Miller):

In Las Vegas, it held the world's largest exhibition of firearms