NRA calls for review of bump stock devices

Dianne Feinstein introduced Wednesday.

Feinstein, who in 2013 authored an assault weapons ban bill, which failed 40-60 in the Senate, now has 24 co-sponsors of the bill, all Democrats. Curbelo told the Washington Post that he'd received a lot of support for the bill from fellow Republicans.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar supports a ban, but says more needs to be done.

Yet there were signs that Democrats were ratcheting back their response compared with the past. So I think we're quickly coming up to speed with what this is.

That's an important caveat.

Legislators of both parties have suggested bump stocks should be controlled more tightly or banned altogether. "Focusing on the devices instead of the criminal and what he did is the wrong way to go", he said. “Obviously we need to look at how we can tighten up the compliance with this law so that fully automatic weapons are banned, ” the Wisconsin Republican told reporters at an event in Chestertown, Md.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., made similar comments Wednesday in a radio interview on WISN in Milwaukee.

"My reaction was that this was all created to kill or injure as many people as possible as quickly as possible, and that's the reason why automatic weapons are generally not available", Cornyn said Thursday.

"Our distributors are out of stock, so even if we wanted to order them, we couldn't", he said. We still don't know all the facts of what happened.

She and others believe that the sheer number of people killed and wounded could change Republicans' political calculations, at least when it comes to her proposal.

The legislation would prohibit the manufacture, possession, transfer, sale or importation of "bump stocks".

Investigators say the shooter had "bump stocks" on 12 of his rifles that let those weapons fire upward of 400 rounds per minute.

Pressed about those gun rights advocates who argue this approach could be a slippery slope to additional gun restrictions, Curbelo waved that argument off, saying, "Do the right thing every time".

In Minnesota, Democratic Rep. Tim Walz is cosponsoring a bill to ban bump stocks. She also pointed out that a dozen of the semi-automatic rifles found in the gunman's room at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino were outfitted with the device.

The debate on banning bump stocks is taking place on Capitol Hill.

Bump stocks "may be an area where we need to look to be sure the law is not being subverted", said Senator Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican. Susan Collins, R-Me., a key Senate swing vote.

These devices are generally legal. "Accordingly, we find that the "bump stock" is a firearm part and is not regulated as a firearm under the Gun Control Act or the National Firearms Act". "I just had no idea that that was possible".

"I think the NRA is playing games with the public", said Harris. He said he rejects customers who smell like alcohol or marijuana or "if they look a little unstable".

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