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Las Vegas massacre: Gun lobby's surprise response

Las Vegas massacre: Gun lobby's surprise response

Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate judiciary committee.

Rep. Dina Titus wants to ban bump stocks, the devices found on a dozen guns in the hotel room of the Las Vegas shooter on Sunday.

Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview with MSNBC that aired Thursday it's "clearly something we need to look into".

Going further than Cornyn, Sen.

In its statement, the NRA said the government should, "immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law". It's also relatively easy to obtain a concealed-carry permit and there are no restrictions on semi-automatic weapons or large-capacity magazines. "To me, that is part of that same type of process".

He says there should be consequences for people who are negligent in their responsibilities as firearms owners, but thinks it's unfair to punish them all for the actions of a small number of attackers.

Based on what he's gauged so far, he described the device as simple and might be "hard to regulate". Bump-stock devices are added to semi-automatic weapons to allow them to function more like automatic weapons, firing at a much faster rate.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a longtime advocate for gun control legislation, introduced a similar bill in the Senate Wednesday. And yet, since 2011, with ever more high-powered guns in circulation, we have seen just the opposite trend in the USA: more frequent mass killings with ever higher body counts, along with escalating rates of overall gun violence.

Francisco said blaming one item is not the solution when there may be a bigger problem to address.

"There are relationships between lawmakers and activists", she said. That's just, it's one of those misses in life.

"Will I be able to order sometime soon?" one Facebook user asked. And that's why we're getting so much interest from Democrats and Republicans this time.

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Frankie McRae, a former Green Beret who now trains special operation forces for the U.S. Department of Defence, said he doesn't deny that you can shoot faster with such a device.

"This is the first time I'm hearing about it". "I just have to say, he was not optimistic", Moulton said. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. "I'm concerned about it, I'll put it that way".

The NRA support for bump-stock regulations is a signal to Congress that it would not risk loss of support from the group if it moves forward.

Either way, the path to prohibiting bump stocks runs through Trump. "Anyway, something to look at", Graham said.

"We will be talking about gun laws as time goes by", Trump told reporters in the aftermath of the Vegas shooting.

The lobbying group also reiterated its commitment to fight against gun regulation. "Once that has the force of law, somebody could create a new device not named in that law which would technically be legal". And Manchin said that he planned to meet with Toomey on the background checks bill, but would not reintroduce it without significant GOP support, which he said "ain't going to happen unless the president gives his stamp of approval". "Let's have a discussion". Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control.

'Bump-fire stocks, while simulating automatic fire, do not actually alter the firearm to fire automatically, making them legal under current federal law.

Again, the Second Amendment crowd will point out that nothing on that list would have stopped the Las Vegas gunman, a man apparently without a criminal history or evidence of mental instability.

Several participants at the rally rejected the widespread perception that the gun debate breaks down along ideological lines, with liberals seeking tighter controls on guns and conservatives opposing them.

"I am very skeptical about legislation that attempts to ban features and particular guns", said Republican Sen.

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