SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- As concerns about gun violence sweep the nation, the issue was discussed Tuesday night at Union College. Rob Cox, co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise, was there to speak.
Sandy Hook Promise is a group that focuses on preventing gun violence. Cox is no longer directly involved in Sandy Hook Promise, but says the Las Vegas mass shooting reopens all the wounds for him.
In the wake of this mass shooting, Cox says he doesn't expect to see legislative action on the federal level when it comes to gun control, especially since bills proposed following the Sandy Hook shooting failed in Congress. Essentially, he believes the status quo on gun laws will remain the same.
As for the state level, that is where Cox says we could see change.
“Laws will only change if people demand change, and you sort of have to focus a bit on people [having] to think about the culture of violence, the culture of civil discourse,” Cox said.
President Donald Trump was asked about gun laws today. He responded by saying, "We'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by.''