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NRA open to regulation of bump stocks

NRA open to regulation of bump stocks

While it's unknown whether the latest proposal will make to the floor of the Republican controlled Congress, some Republicans have indicated they would be willing to review the proposal.

"In Las Vegas, reports indicate that certain devices were used to modify the firearms involved.

Bump fire stocks, while simulating automatic fire, do not actually alter the firearm to fire automatically, making them legal under current federal law". The bump stock Paddock used allowed his semi-automatic gun to shoot like a fully automatic gun.

At least one Republican senator, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, said outright he was prepared to vote to ban bump stocks. Forty-eight percent of Americans said they grew up in a house with guns. "And I'm an avid sportsman".

"Ultimately, when Congress... looks at this, they'll start asking questions about why anybody needs this, and I think the answer is we have a Bill of Rights and not a Bill of Needs", Pratt told the Associated Press. By contrast, semi-automatic rifles fire a single bullet each time the trigger is engaged and are widely available for sale. She also reinforced President Trump's support of the Second Amendment.

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"These devices, commonly known as bump stocks, are relatively new, and it's clear we need more information about this technology, how it works, and who should have access to it".

"We're certainly open to that moving forward", Sanders said.

A handful of Republicans made headlines for supporting the idea of such a ban in the hours after California Sen.

Another question posed by Eric Paddock - "The fact that he had those kind of weapons is just...where the hell did he get automatic weapons?" - is the one that people everywhere can not fathom. New York, as it happens, is one, with its extensive character background investigation for pistol permit applicants (a process I underwent). "So I have no problem banning those".

The government gave its seal of approval to selling the devices in 2010 after concluding that they did not violate federal law.

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The full statement, issued jointly by NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and the head of their legislative arm Chris Cox, opens by addressing "the evil and senseless attack in Las Vegas".

And a hammer, possibly used to smash the suite's corner windows, can be seen clearly. But, and this is important, it does not convert a semi-automatic gun into an automatic gun, though the media would have you believe that.

And bump stocks are not meant to hurt anybody. "I don't think people are aware of this". We still do not know the motivation of the Vegas shooter, but that has not stopped the left from proposing policy solutions that we already know would not have prevented the shooting.

Cornyn later said he'd spoken with Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, and that Grassley was interested in convening a hearing. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who survived a 2011 assassination attempt in Tucson, are among those who called for tighter regulation. When a reporter told him that they are now legal, he responded: "I'd look at (Feinstein's bill), for sure". "I just thank God". The fact that this debate is focused on an accessory, not firearms or ammunition themselves, could make action more palatable for Republican lawmakers. The recoil causes the gun to buck back and forth, "bumping" the trigger.

"We haven't gotten that far down the road", she said. The organization doesn't even allow the devices on its own firing range, according to Politico. Gun company stocks rose in market trading following Sunday's attack.

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This year it has been hijacked by gun industry lobbyists, pushing their business agenda at the expense of basic public safety.