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John Lewis: How Many More Will Die Before Gun Control Is Passed? ‘A Few Hundred? A Few Thousand?’

In the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern American history, there has been quite a bit of discussion devoted to the need for stricter gun control, especially from liberals. There has also been, of course, the inevitable pushback from conservatives that no legislation could have prevented Stephen Paddock from killing 58 people in Las Vegas and injuring over 500 more.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) passionately made the case that tougher legislation was needed. Speaking to host Chris Matthews, the civil rights icon said that “the American people will not stand to see hundreds and thousands of their fellow citizens mowed down because the lack of action on the part of the Congress.”

“We have to do something,” Lewis added.

After stating that they have to show the “raw courage” to fight for gun control, Lewis was then asked to respond to President Donald Trump’s comments in Vegas in which the president said now is not the time to talk about gun control.

“Well, the time is always right to do what is right,” the Georgia Democrat declared. “We waited too long. How many more people will die? Would it be a few hundred? A few thousand? Several thousand? We have to act. We cannot wait.”

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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