The US Congress has vowed to take ‘urgent action’ following a shooting at a house party in San Francisco left 9 people dead.
President Trump said he intends to bring forward ‘party control laws’ to ensure there is no repeat of the tragedy.
Three people died at the house, in the city of Orinda, near San Francisco, and two more died later in hospital.
And President Trump said, ‘It’s ridiculous that, as the law stands, anybody can just throw a party without any vetting or licence.’ He said ‘lessons must be learned’ and ordered an immediate enquiry to find out what food items were available at the buffet and what sort of entertainment was laid on.
The president said ‘no stone will be left unturned’ in efforts to find out what drove a random man with a gun to start firing at strangers and, while not wanting to pre-empt the findings, he said that he expects, ‘stricter controls on the use of vol-au-vents, Wotsits and Iceland’s entire range of Christmas foods’ to be introduced in the near future. He also promised to bring in laws which would prevent the production of vodka jelly and the use of karaoke machines, helium balloons and party poppers, which he described as ‘dangerous’ and ‘loaded with gun powder’.
The shooting occurred at an AirBnB property which was booked out for a house party that was advertised on social media.
And President Trump was also keen to lay part of the blame with social media companies, who he said, ‘need to do far more to remotely detect the intentions of their users’ or ‘face being held responsible for changing gun laws and preventing decent people from exercising their human right to shoot other people.’