Fifty in Vegas. Today alone, if it is an average day, 98 more Americans will be killed with firearms.

Fifty in Vegas. Today alone, if it is an average day, 98 more Americans will be killed with firearms. Sincere condolences to the victims of the Vegas shootings and their families. But huge contempt for a country that refuses, again and again, to set up reasonable limits on access to deadly weapons.

Quick history lesson. In 2008 with the Heller Decision, a 5-4 vote, a radical, activist, conservative U.S. Supreme Court majority found a whole new 'right' in the constitution. They declared for the first time that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right of individual Americans to keep and bear arms. The court said gun ownership is an individual right, not connected with a militia, and that gun ownership can't be thoughtfully regulated, even with common sense laws. 

The Court changed the precise meaning of the Second Amendment — "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 

Up until from 1789 to 2008, the courts had said the second amendment was a collective right, not an individual right to bear arms. Under pressure from the NRA and conservative politicians, for the first time, the court took away cities and states right to protect their citizens from abuse by the mentally ill and they encumbered state and local government from serious background checks, etc.
That 5-4 opinion has caused many deaths of innocent Americans.