Photo: A model displays a concealed carry purse during the National Rifle Association (NRA) Carry Guard Expo Fashion Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., August 25, 2017. (Ben Brewer/Reuters)
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After Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, Democrats on Capitol Hill have renewed their push for tighter gun laws. Republicans say this is not the time to talk about that, and have temporarily shelved a bill that would have made it easier to buy gun silencers.
The Las Vegas shooting left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured. Many of these people came from Southern California. Sandy Casey was a 35-year-old special education teacher at Manhattan Beach Middle School. Susan Smith worked in a school in Simi Valley. Jack Beaton was a 54-year-old father from Bakersfield, who was killed when protecting his wife. We learn about them and the other victims.
Housing is the number one issue in Los Angeles right now, with soaring property costs, rising rents, and gentrification. It’s what we are focusing on in our eight-week series and podcast “There Goes The Neighborhood.”
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