The worst mass shooting in the history of the United States occurred late Sunday night in Las Vegas. As the country mourns, the issue of Gun Control has once again been highlighted.

Sanders on Vegas shooting

Just after 10 p.m. local time on Sunday night outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, gun shots were fired down into a crowd of thousands of country music fans. The event was the Route 91 Harvest Festival where tens of thousands of fans enjoyed a fun evening, before horror quickly unfolded. It was at this time when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a resident of Mesquite, Nevada, fired hundreds of rounds from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel.

Police quickly rushed to the scene as panic could been seen in the videos that were uploaded onto social media. As law enforcement located Paddock and made their way to his room, the suspect took his own life. In the aftermath of the shooting, 58 people have since been reported dead, with over 500 injured, packing local hospitals and emergency rooms in the process. Since then, Donald Trump has addressed the situation, condemning the act as "pure evil." Despite this, critics have hit back at the president for not calling on stricter gun laws. These issues were discussed with Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the October 2 press briefing, as reported by NBC News.

While addressing reporters on Monday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pressed on whether or not Donald Trump would call for tougher gun laws.

"Today is a day for consoling the survivors and mourning those we lost," Sanders said, before deflecting further and adding, "Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with all of those individuals."

"There's a time and place for a political debate, but now is the time to unite as a country," Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on to say.

Not stopping there, Sanders also explained that it was "premature" to discuss policy at this time.

Twitter reacts

Following the remarks from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, critics of Donald Trump and the administration continue to push back.

"(SHS) brought up Chicago while discussing Vegas, because even her maladroit ass can adeptly spew racist talking points," Ira Madison tweeted out.

"(SHS) vocabulary is very limited, she had to use the word UH about 60 or more times, some one else with out experience," one Twitter user wrote.

"So Sarah Huckabee Sanders (predictably) says now is not the time for a debate on gun control. I'd like to ask her: when IS a good time?" an additional Twitter user wondered.

"Sarah Huckabee Sanders is one of the most vile people on the planet. I hope she enjoys her time in hell" yet another tweet read. "(SHS) is awful. Can’t bear to watch her spin bullsh*t on the regular," a social media post added. The negative reaction continued as the American people continue to be divided on the issue of gun control.