October 3, 2017 / 10:29 PM / a year ago

Trump says gun-control debate 'not for now' in wake of Las Vegas shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that it was not the time for a political debate on gun control in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others.

U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement on the mass shooting in Las Vegas from the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Asked during his return from touring hurricane damage in Puerto Rico whether such a debate would come at some point in time, Trump responded, “Perhaps that will come,” but added that it was “not for now.”

Reporting by James Oliphant; editing by Grant McCool

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