But what happened last night in Las Vegas has changed all that, and I have to speak out, and strongly so. I left that forum not knowing what his position on guns was, but feeling like I had been somehow conned. The act of Congress disallowing Washington DC to regulate its own guns was HR 1399 was also co-Sponsored by Walz. She noted in a statement following the Las Vegas massacre that Congress has essentially illegalized scientific research on guns and gun safety. Here is, in part, Otto's statement:What we are doing with gun safety laws is not working.