Republican state Sen. Andrew Lanza on Thursday compared the public outrage to mass shooting deaths and asked why there isn’t more for deaths caused by opioid overdoses.

Lanza was appearing with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Staten Island to announce new efforts to combat fentanyl, which include block insurers from placing limits on the number of naloxone doses that are covered under a policy.

“Recently we watched in horror the Las Vegas shooting in which 59 of our fellow citizens lost their lives. That is described as America’s worst mass murder. But if you look at the math, it’s not true. There is a murderer who is more lethal, more prolific,” Lanza said. “That murderer is this opioid scourge who has swept across the country.”

Lanza, flanked by Cuomo and Democratic Assemblyman Michael Cusick, said there are 160 people who die each day due to an opioid overdose.

“If you look at the math, 59 people lost their lives in Vegas, 160 human beings lose their lives on average every single day in America. One-hundred-sixty people people died yesterday, 160 people died the day before and the day before that and the day before that,” he said.

“We saw after Vegas people screaming and yelling to do everything to call for martial law to throwing the bill of rights in the shredder. Where is the outrage here? Where is it? One hundred and sixty people die everyday. Perhaps because this problem doesn’t fit neatly within the political narrative of the left, it doesn’t fit neatly within the political narrative of the right.”

Efforts to combat heroin and opioid abuse over the last several years have totaled millions of dollars in new efforts as well as regulations placed on insurance companies to deal with the issue, marking one of the few bipartisan issues facing lawmakers at either the state or federal level. Unlike previous drug epidemics, this one has been dominated by policy discussions focused on prevention and treatment, not just enforcement.

Lanza is the Senate sponsor of a bill released the week of the Las Vegas shooting that would ban so-called “bump” stocks and other devices that when attached to a semiautomatic weapon mimic automatic fire. The device is believed to have been potentially used by the shooter, Stephen Poddock.