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NRA says it's open to regulation of bump stocks
06 Octubre 2017, 04:53 | Fidele Alvizo
The government approved selling the devices in 2010 after judging that they did not violate federal law.
Bump stocks, slide-fire devices and other accessories can accelerate a semi-automatic rifle's rate of fire from 45 to 60 rounds per minute to 400 to 800 rounds per minute, according to Feinstein's office. The National Rifle Association may see some wiggle room with bump stocks. Bump stocks, he said, seemed created to get around the laws against fully automated weapons, and he said lawmakers obviously need to figure out how to tighten up compliance and do more research to ensure that the spirit of the law is upheld.
"It strikes me as odd that it's illegal to convert a semi-automatic weapon to an automatic weapon, but apparently these bump-stocks are not illegal under the current law", said Texas Republican senator John Cornyn.
Before the Las Vegas mass shooting, few people knew about bump stocks and how they can make a semi-automatic rifle mimic a machine gun.
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Ads for gun ranges targeting visitors in Las Vegas . "We're not going to talk about that today", he said. Americans love to play with guns. "First thing you have to do is make sure the victims are treated".
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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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Feinstein said the bill was a product of months of negotiations, compromises, and one-on-one meetings with wobbling senators. It is the Republicans who refuse to allow any common-sense legislation to limit the type and size of guns.
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CEO Wayne LaPierre ripped critics calling for gun control after the massacre in Las Vegas on Sunday, calling them hypocritical. Referring to November 27, 1978, she said: "I have found, as you all know, somebody shot to death who was a colleague of mine".
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Graham and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) are among those supporting the Dream Act but there's another option on the table. Rescinding the program means a loss of work permits and protection for about 800,000 in the program, the suit says.