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Survivors tell us what should be done about mass shootings

by Emma Fidel and Milena Mikael-Debass
Oct 5 2017, 1:37pm

The mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday has again led to renewed calls for stricter gun regulations and better enforcement of existing laws, including from some members of Congress. With 58 dead and about 500 injured, it’s the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and the seventh mass shooting already this year, according to a Mother Jones database.

Mass shootings have become a familiar and uniquely American phenomenon, which can lead to higher gun sales and fuel efforts to loosen gun laws. VICE News asked survivors of mass shootings over the past two decades — from Columbine in 1999 to the Pulse nightclub shooting last year — what kind of action would help stem the violence.

Tess Owen contributed reporting.