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Tennessee residents react to potential gun control

Tennessee residents react to potential gun control”

Republicans and Democrats alike are expressing support for some gun control, at least when it comes to bump stocks.

"It was a normal day", recalled Guns & Guitars general manager Christopher Sullivan.

"As technology has come through in the last number of years I believe the original authors of the act probably did not envision this kind of accessory being used for modifications of this sort", he said.

At least 59 people were killed and 527 injured when a lone gunman opened fire on crowds at a music festival in the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Unless Trump starts calling for new gun control laws, Rodecker said, he doubts gun businesses will see much of a bump. Slide Fire, which makes bump stocks, announced on its website it is suspending new orders, with a message indicating the company's supply is low. Senator Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, called for a ban on the devices.

Instead of wondering why is it legal to have rapid-fire weapons capable of mowing down 58 people and injuring hundreds more, some heard the constant pop-pop-pop-pop of gunfire replayed on those videos and asked, "Where can I get one?" "He owned a lot of guns, a lot of AR-15 style rifles".

"He never would've given an inclination about what was going on in his mind", Sullivan said. Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake made similar comments.

However, bump stocks, which boost the fire power of a semi-automatic rifle, are not banned.

"Gun sales go up when somebody starts talking about taking away your right to own a firearm", she said. "This news is bad and what's happened is a great tragedy".

Democratic house leader Nancy Pelosi also called for the ban of the device, as well as other more comprehensive gun legislation.

Following Sunday's shooting, Feinstein reiterated the need for a bump stock ban, arguing that lawmakers should be working urgently to "close this ridiculous loophole for good". The harder you push on the device, the more bullets you fire. "So I've literally replayed it in my mind thousands of times and we did everything the right way, but there wasn't anything we could've done about it..."

Selling and manufacturing automatic weapons has been illegal since 1986, and weapons purchased before then are regulated by the federal government. While other GOP members of Congress haven't gone quite that far, we're pleased that other Republicans - including Texas Sen.

While Republicans, including President Trump, have dismissed the idea of tightening gun laws and have stressed that it's not the time to politicize the tragedy, some say they want to look into bump stocks and place restrictions on them.



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