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United States gun lobby agrees to target 'bump stocks' after Las Vegas massacre

United States gun lobby agrees to target 'bump stocks' after Las Vegas massacre”

He says it's not unusual in Nevada for hunters to own many types of guns. Representatives and Senators who are struggling in election seasons often lean on the NRA for support and it is one of the largest lobbyist organizations in the United States. "What a surrender that represents to our children (and) to the victims of these crimes".

"While we still need strong federal legislation to protect Americans from the ever-growing threat of gun violence", Hoylman continued, "in the face of congressional inaction, states must take the lead".

The National Rifle Association has said the devices should be "subject to additional regulations". Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced legislation to ban bump stocks by law, but only fellow Democrats joined her.

"This isn't a dispute over the Constitution".

What else is out there for widely agreeable gun-control measures?

Democrats have been criticized for pushing gun control reform in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday.

The carnage on Sunday night across the street from the Mandalay Bay hotel ranked as the bloodiest mass shooting in modern US history, surpassing the 49 people shot to death past year at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Investigators remained puzzled at what drove Paddock, a well-off retiree and avid gambler, to assemble an arsenal of almost 50 firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition and a supply of explosives before opening fire on a country music festival attended by 20,000 people. The gunman killed dozens and injuring hundreds at the festival.

Just off the Las Vegas Strip, there's a big white building in a run-of-the-mill office complex where tourists can pay as little as $50 to shoot 25 rounds from an AK-47.

"How about Stephen Paddock?". Think how hard it would have been for police to find the Las Vegas murderer if they could't hear or see from where he was shooting. "He would have killed far fewer people".

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to process evidence at the scene of a mass shooting on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. I would say probably more mental health examinations and services would probably be more effective in saving lives than worrying about piece of plastic that would or would not go on a gun.

The devices, known as "bump stocks" among other names, are legal and originally were meant to help people with limited hand mobility fire a semi-automatic without the individual trigger pulls required. He said that he sold his last five bump stocks on Tuesday and hasn't been able to restock. Richard Shelby of Alabama when asked if he'd be open to any regulations or bans on the devices.

"The NRA believes that devices created to allow semiautomatic rifles to function like fully automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations", the group said.

That man can work all week then take his AR-15 with a bump stock to the range on Saturday and enjoy himself as he mimics automatic fire for a few short bursts.

Cornyn later said he'd spoken with Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, and that Grassley was interested in convening a hearing.

Florida Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo told ABC News that he hoped to introduce bipartisan legislation to ban bump stocks as soon as Thursday.

In the case of Buck, the longtime Weld County District Attorney said through an aide that he's only now learned of the device.

It's still early in the debate over bump stocks.

The owner of Slide Fire, Jeremiah Cottle, did not respond to numerous messages seeking comment.



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