A ban on 'bump stocks' must be done as soon as possible


Following Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas in which the gunman used an accessory that allows a semi-automatic weapon fire at a rapidly increased rate, support for more regulations or even a ban on the devices is growing.

In the days after the mass shooting, the National Rifle Association said these devices should be "subject to additional regulations".

The National Rifle Association announced Thursday that it supports a review of bump fire stocks to see if they are in accordance with federal law. "They make the gun pretty uncontrollable", said Baenziger.

"We take an oath to protect and defend the American people, we're not protecting them by not having the gun laws that are suitable to avoid gun violence", she said, as reported by CBS.

A bump stock is an affordable attachment that enables a semi-automatic rifle to simulate the effect of a fully automatic rifle.

"The issue with mechanical devices that allow a full-auto effect - I think we have to examine that", he said on Fox Business.

"Of course we are all moved by these kind of things", Doar said.

'The searing noise of that staccato firing in Las Vegas that every body has now heard countless times should be a wake-up call to this Congress, ' said Blumenthal when he took his turn at the podium.

But industry experts say ATF isn't always consistent and black-and-white with its decisions.

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While some Republican lawmakers may still yet be ambivalent, Mr. Trump's demagogic capability may just be an asset to prod them to rein in the accessibility of guns or banning the aforementioned bump stocks.

This announcement comes on the heels of a report of a Republican-led bill to ban the sale of bump stocks that is being sponsored in the House of Representatives by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fl).

The top Republican in the House says he's open to considering a possible ban on "bump stocks", the device the shooter in Las Vegas apparently used to make semi-automatic rifles perform more like fully automatic weapons.

A targeted approach of banning the aftermarket modification devices could be effective.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, the senior Republican senator from Texas, also told reporters Wednesday that the bump stock issue is worth examining, and that he spoke with Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, about holding a hearing.

Authorities meanwhile were studying the relationship between Paddock, who had no criminal record, and his girlfriend Marilou Danley, whom Federal Bureau of Investigation agents questioned for clues to what drove Paddock to commit the deadliest United States shooting of modern times. "The ATF has looked at that over their history.so we certainly need to look at some of that and examine it".

In response to the letter to the editor by Buddy Newman, "NRA not to blame", on October 5 where he equated the carnage in Las Vegas to abortions - I think the NRA should be held responsible, if not liable, for these mass killings, whenever they happen.

Authorities have been at a loss as to why the 64-year-old gambler and retired accountant hauled a vast arsenal of weapons to his hotel room and launched his assault.