After the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history occurred on Monday, President Donald trump told reporters on his way to Puerto Rico that new gun laws and restrictions would be discussed in the future. Trump did not say what these laws would entail or give any additional details on when discussions would begin.

“What happened in Las Vegas is in many ways a miracle," said Trump to the reporters. "The police department has done such an incredible job, and we'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by.

On Monday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said this was not the day to discuss gun restrictions.

Democratic lawmakers did not wait to call for these restrictions on Monday and have begun to pressure Republicans.

Authorities reported Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter who killed 59 people and injured over 500, had 23 firearms in his hotel room. An additional 19 were found in his Mesquite, Nevada home.

Attempts to regulate

After 20 children and six adults were murdered in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Conn., firearm restrictions were demanded by the victims' families. Their discussions with Congress led to no federal regulations over firearms.

A 2013 Frontline article states after Sandy Hook occurred 27 states passed almost 100 laws expanding gun rights.

Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut said he has little hope Congress will do anything despite the increase in mass shootings since Sandy Hook occurred. "The problem is that 'enough' was many many years and many many brutal deaths ago," Murphy tweeted.

According to NBC News, Congress is debating two new laws which will loosen certain gun restrictions. One of the laws would make it easier to buy silencers, which supporters argue would alleviate hearing damage from their guns.

Opponents say this will make it difficult for law enforcement to discern where a shooter is.

Trump was also asked about this pending law on Tuesday, in which he said to reporters, "We'll talk about that later."

Gun statistics

According to the Brady Campaign, an organization committed to decreasing gun violence, during one year in America 114,994 people are murdered, assaulted or commit/attempt suicide with a gun. Of the 33,880 killed, 2,647 of them are children.

The article states experts estimate 40 percent of firearm purchases occur without a Brady background. Meaning, buyers do not undergo the mandatory background check enacted through the 1993 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.