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Incensed Sean Hannity Says Talking Gun Control After Las Vegas Is 'Shameful'

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Sean Hannity responded to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history by lambasting Democrats and members of the media who are calling for tougher gun control laws.

The Fox News host accused gun control advocates of “politicizing the tragedy in an absolutely despicable display.” He said such discussions in the wake of the mass shooting, which left at least 58 people dead, plus the gunman, and 500 injured at a country music festival in Las Vegas, were “so shameful,” “exploitative” and “pathetic.”

“Bodies weren’t even in the morgue yet,” Hannity said. “Parents were in hospitals with their kids who are hanging on to life. None of this mattered to the left in this country.”

The shooter, identified by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire on 22,000 festival attendees from a 32nd-floor hotel room around 10 p.m. on Sunday night. The attack occurred during the final set of the three-day country music Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Initial reports indicate Paddock had more than 20 guns in his room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, including AR-15-style and AK-47-style rifles. A law enforcement official quoted by the New York Times said two rifles with scopes on tripods were found positioned in front of the broken windows in Paddock’s room.

Like in many states in the U.S., Nevada’s lax gun laws allow residents to openly carry long guns, and no permit is required for such a display. It’s also legal to own a fully automatic firearm in the state.

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People hug and cry outside the Thomas & Mack Center after a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas.
People hug and cry outside the Thomas & Mack Center after a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas.
A cowboy hat lies in the street.
A cowboy hat lies in the street.
Las Vegas police search for the gunman while protecting fleeing fans.
Las Vegas police search for the gunman while protecting fleeing fans.
Fans run from the Route 91 Harvest festival after a gunman opened fire.
Fans run from the Route 91 Harvest festival after a gunman opened fire.
Others dive for cover.
Others dive for cover.
Some fans drop to the ground.
Some fans drop to the ground.
People run from the Route 91 Harvest festival.
People run from the Route 91 Harvest festival.
People scramble for cover.
People scramble for cover.
A man in a wheelchair is helped away.
A man in a wheelchair is helped away.
People run for cover. 
People run for cover. 
A person takes cover amid the shooting. 
A person takes cover amid the shooting. 
 A person runs barefoot from the shooting. 
 A person runs barefoot from the shooting. 
Police officers stop a man who drove down Tropicana Avenue near Las Vegas Boulevard, which had been closed.
Police officers stop a man who drove down Tropicana Avenue near Las Vegas Boulevard, which had been closed.
A pair of cowboy boots lies in the street outside the concert venue.
A pair of cowboy boots lies in the street outside the concert venue.

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