Authorities recover 42 guns from gunman's hotel room, house

Authorities recover 42 guns from gunman's hotel room, house

"The NRA believes that devices created to allow semiautomatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations". "That should be part of the conversation and part of the facts that you put before your viewers".

The group's support comes following the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas earlier in the week and amid calls to ban the devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to simulate automatic weapon fire.

"The NRA believes that devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations", the organization said in a statement.

But experts said it is unlikely that U.S. President Donald Trump will make any new calls for more gun control. "We are now cooperating with the ongoing investigation by local and federal law enforcement in any way we can", Sullivan said.

The statement came from NRA leaders Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox.

Lentz said a bump stock is an accessory that replaces the original stock on a semi-automatic rifle. It's something we're very open to.

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The announcements could give cover to Republican lawmakers, many of whom receive campaign finance support from the hugely influential gun lobby, to back current legislation that would ban the sale or possession of such devices. Nevada law allows the transfer and possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines, .50-caliber rifles and even fully automatic rifles if they comply with federal laws. That allowed him to spray gunfire into the crowd below much more quickly. "It's not as easy as it looks", said Baughman.

"It's been clear since 1934 that we don't want machine guns in the hands of criminals and terrorists and others who want to do us harm".

Technically, that means the finger is pulling the trigger for each round fired, keeping the weapon a legal semi-automatic.

The White House also said Thursday that it was opening to regulating the devices - but wants to hear more information on the matter before making a final determination.

While many people are weighing in on this debate, Hager says it might not be till the next general election that pressure from the public can push Congress to pass some kind firearm regulation. But they were far from a guarantee of a path forward for the new legislation by California Sen.

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