The Atlantic: Mass Shootings Don't Lead to Inaction—They Lead to Looser Gun Laws
The most probable policy response to the atrocity in Las Vegas will be new laws allowing more guns to be carried into more places.
Mass shootings are good for business.
Gun sales and stocks in gun manufacturing companies rise after mass shootings, and Republican lawmakers typically get a boost from lobbying groups to push pro-gun legislation. A law loosening regulations on silencers was in the works before the shooting; in a week or two, that law is sure to begin moving through Congress.
The insane irony of this is unreal.