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NRA May Crack Down On 'Bump Stocks' After Vegas Massacre
06 Octubre 2017, 03:39 | Bibiana Flor
"Even the most incremental move to constrain deadly weaponry seems to many Americans to cut against their rights".
Senior congressional Republicans say they are open to considering legislation banning "bump stocks" like the shooter in Las Vegas apparently used to make semi-automatic rifles perform more like fully automatic weapons. "Why can't we keep a weapon from becoming a military-grade weapon?"
Unsafe loopholes still allow too many people to legally buy guns without background checks at gun shows, via private transactions or from a number of online forums.
NPR's Scott Detrow is on Capitol Hill and joins us now. In the wake of mass shootings, Republicans retreat to their positions and Democrats to theirs.
"If we got rid of everything the one time somebody does something bad with it, we wouldn't have cars, airplanes, you name it", he said.
Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, has asked Sen.
A semi-automatic weapon fires a single bullet with each pull of the trigger, whereas an automatic fires for as long as you compress the trigger.
When reached by phone Thursday afternoon, a representative for Cracker Boys Outdoors Inc., a Florida gun shop that also sells items on Gun Broker, said prices for bump-fire stocks shot up in just the past 24 hours. Therefore, members argue, it's hard not to take a look at a device that would transition a legal weapon into one that fires at a rate similar to the tightly restricted ones.
ATF has already concluded bump stocks are legal under current law, and Sen. "I'm not sure how these bump stocks fit into that scheme, but that's certainly something that's got my attention and I think we ought to get to the bottom of it". "A lot of us are coming up to speed".
Fully automatic weapons manufactured after 1986 are banned in the United States.
Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, in which the gunman had weapons modified to allow rapid firing, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin told MSNBC that changing the law is "something we need to look into". Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, a Democrat, introduced a bill on Wednesday to outlaw bump stocks. But despite the statements from some Republicans, restrictions are far from certain. Earlier this year President Trump signed a bill blocking an Obama-era rule preventing mentally ill people from owning a gun.
State Rep. Jay Barrows, R-Mansfield, said MA has been a national leader on gun legislation since a comprehensive overhaul passed in 2014, but he said no one measure is likely to solve the problem of gun violence. He said he'd never heard of them before the shooting in Las Vegas.
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Conway also suggested that Obama's administration is responsible for not regulating the risky gun accessory. Pelosi also noted that there could be bipartisan support around the banning of sales on bump stocks.
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The bump stock modifications have attracted scrutiny from authorities and lawmakers in recent years. He said he's a gun owner and has been his whole life and he never thought about shooting anybody.
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Richard Blumenthal said in a statement . "It's entirely premature to be discussing legislative solutions, if there are any". With a chuckle, Ryan told reporters , "by the way, we're bringing up our budget this week - I don't know if you knew that".
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Pennsylvania Republican Mike Kelly also believes that changing the gun control laws won't stop people on a mission to harm others. The difference between semi-automatic weapons and automatic weapons is what happens when you pull the trigger .
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Bump stocks became a part of the national conversation this week after the deadliest shooting in modern USA history. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.) even said he had plans to introduce his own proposal that would ban the devices.