Vegas killings spark GOP interest in gun accessory

Vegas killings spark GOP interest in gun accessory

Vegas killings spark GOP interest in gun accessory

Today, I am working with Senator Diane Feinstein and my colleagues in co-sponsoring legislation to end the "bump stocks" loophole.

In the wake of this weekend's deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, Sen.

Feinstein also revealed that her daughter almost attended the music festival and had planned to stay at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where the shooter perched as he shot into the crowd.

In the aftermath of Sunday's shooting, Sen.

If lawmakers pass the "bump-stock" bill, Casey said, violators would be subject to the same penalties as those who illegally possess a machine gun - those penalties include a statutory maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

But now a liberal Democratic gun control measure appears to have found a receptive audience across the aisle. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

'In just nine minutes an individual was able to turn a concert venue into a battlefield, ' Feinstein told reporters at a Capitol Hill press conference, flanked by Sen.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has deemed the devices exempt from automatic weapon laws.

Bump-fire stocks, also called bump-stocks and slide-fire adapters, allow semi-automatic rifles to fire at a high rate, similar to a machine gun.

"The only reason to modify a gun is to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible", Feinstein said.

Automatic weapons have been largely illegal for decades, but bump stock devices offer a way around that.

Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK), an Army veteran and owner of a small rifle manufacturing business, said going after guns, tools and accessories is the wrong approach to prevent attacks like what happened in Las Vegas on Sunday.

"Some said we shouldn't do this now; now is not the time". "If not the 1986 law means nothing". "Why can't we keep a weapon from becoming a military-grade weapon?"

Jackson asked if Republicans would be onboard with such legislation.

The Senate's No. 2 Republican, Sen.

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. Even as recently as Wednesday, we saw some Republicans wade into the bump stock debate but only very tentatively.

"We have to come together, Republicans and Democrats, to really analyze how we deal with these mass shootings", Ruppersberger said. "I'm disturbed by what I've learned", Walden said in an interview with The Hill.

"The gun lobby has remained quiet, which is their practice", he said. She, like many elected officials, say the National Rifle Association has a "stranglehold on Congress".

Congressman Mark Meadows, who leads the hardline conservative Freedom Caucus, also said that he would be open to a hearing.

Evan Hughes, vice president of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, said it is "difficult" to comment on legislation that the group has not seen or reviewed.

The government gave its seal of approval to selling the devices in 2010 after concluding that they did not violate federal law.

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