Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) blamed the 'culture of sanctuary cities' for the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas. He tied sanctuary cities to a 'culture of permissiveness' when it comes to adhering to the law. The shooting in Las Vegas resulted in over 600 casualties. The Senator claims that no law could have prevented the 1500 or so mass-shootings that have occurred since Newtown. The United States has had a mass-shooting nearly every day this year .
The Senator's response to harsher gun regulations:
"No. Because everything they are talking about now is already illegal. Nothing that they have mentioned — the individuals that are trying to infringe upon Second Amendment rights — none of those things would have precluded this from happening. So, yes, there is going to be discussion. There is going to be discussion on it. But I don’t think anything is going to happen on that."
Senator Inhofe is perfectly comfortable with the status quo remaining.
What the Senator believes is at fault for mass shootings:
"There’s a cultural problem. There are a lot of problems in this country having to do with permissiveness. Having to do with — what about all these states that have laws that protect people who break laws? I mean, the cities that support [a culture of permissiveness] — that is something that certainly has a profound impact on people’s behavior. You can go ahead and break a law and you can come to a sanctuary city, and they wouldn’t enforce the laws."