Republicans say it's not the guns that do the shooting... Democrats want more gun control.
The citizens of the United States agree with both; okay, not all citizens agree automatic rifles should not be legal - but look at the mass killings in other countries that have strict gun control laws and compare deaths with ours. The shooter needed help and counseling... but he should not have had access to an assault rifle. Nobody should.
The NRA has the $$$ and points to the Constitution and gun enthusiasts and sales people say the AR-15 has legitimate uses.