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What Nevada NRA’s Chief Said When He Found Out About the Shooting

“In the emotion of the moment, there’s a tendency to push anti-gun agendas. We need to find out what really happened.”

Around 7 AM local time, VICE News called Don Turner, president of the Nevada Firearms Coalition, the state's NRA affiliate, to discuss gun laws in the state. Turner was in Phoenix, attending a NRA conference for gun range owners, where he's scheduled to speak this morning.

Turner described Nevada's gun laws is "libertarian" and "not very restrictive." Turner noted that it is perfectly legal for Nevada residents to own assault rifles and that "the only restriction on magazine capacity in Nevada is how strong you are," meaning if you can physically pick up the magazine it's legal to carry. Then it became clear to a reporter that Turner did not yet know about the mass shooting—which is believed to be the deadliest in US history—that took place at a country music concert at 10:08 PM the night before on the Las Vegas Strip. At least 58 people died and more than 400 were injured in the shooting. Continue reading on VICE News.