After Las Vegas shooting, gun "bump stocks" sell out

After Las Vegas shooting, gun

Bump stocks are attached to semiautomatic rifles like AR-15s and AK-47s to speed up the rate of fire, leveraging the gun's own recoil to allow a person to fire faster than manual trigger-pulling. "We want to be part of the discussion". She authored an assault weapons ban that was in place for a decade before expiring in 2004, and said she had been considering trying to reintroduce that more sweeping legislation, as she's done unsuccessfully after past mass shootings, including the one at Sandy Hook elementary school in CT.

Trump has been a staunch advocate for gun rights, and spoke earlier this year at the National Rifle Association's annual conference in Atlanta.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is praising the announcement, saying, "We welcome that and a conversation on that".

The NRA, in their first statement since the October 1 shooting in Las Vegas, said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should "immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law".

"She has more credibility on gun control than any other member of Congress, given her long tenure on the issue, so I think this will certainly enhance her popularity", said Larry Gerston, a professor emeritus at San Jose State University.

The NRA statement reiterated its position that "banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks".

In a statement released Thursday, NRA officials said that the group "believes that devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations".

MANN: Slide Fire reportedly sold $10 million's worth of bump stock kits when they first went on the market six years ago.

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When asked by reporters why the devices had been cleared by the ATF, spokeswoman Jill Snyder said the bureau had previously determined that bump stocks do not mechanically alter the function of rifles or convert them into automatic weapons.

The Las Vegas massacre may have shaken Congress out of decades of gridlock around gun control.

Some retailers are removing bump stocks from their websites as momentum builds among lawmakers to ban the accessory used by the gunman in the Las Vegas shootings on Sunday.

Efforts on Capitol Hill to ban so-called "bump stocks", a device used by the Las Vegas shooter, have gained traction among Colorado lawmakers - with several lawmakers in support and none so far in opposition.

Curbelo's comments follow those of House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican who signaled openness Thursday to looking into bump fire stocks, and other Republicans have shown an openness to at least discussing a ban on the devices. "And the bump stock is an Obama policy".

"Apparently, this allows you to take a semi-automatic, turn it into a fully automatic, so clearly that's something that we need to look into", Ryan added. No Republicans have signed on as co-sponsors yet. "I think the moment you outlaw bump stocks, people are going to go out and make them".

On Wednesday, Feinstein introduced a bill that would ban the manufacture and sale of bump stocks. The only consideration is, are they sufficiently pandering to the NRA to get approval by the gun lobby?

"Maybe seeing Senator Feinstein doing her thing - leading the charge against gun violence once again - will remind any wobbling Democrats of how passionate and effective she can be", said Dan Newman, a San Francisco political strategist who hasn't worked with Feinstein. "For a guy from Wyoming who owns plenty of guns, it's something I'd never heard of until yesterday", he said.

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