Democrats boycott moment of silence for Las Vegas victims

Democrats boycott moment of silence for Las Vegas victims

It's not clear if weapons with bump stocks were used in the mass murders in Las Vegas, but it really comes down to a simple question, with modifications such as this.

Senior congressional Republicans said Wednesday they are open to considering legislation banning "bump stocks" like Paddock apparently used to effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons.

House Democrats gathered on Capitol Hill demanding gun control legislation after the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

The stocks have been around for less than a decade.

But this is an opportunity to consider this nation's gun laws. While Missouri isn't as risky as some other states in terms of the number of mass shootings conducted, our firearm death rate is well above the national average.

"A lot of people are just not aware of that and whenever an incident like this happens, these products people are aware of and then they sell out", Cargill said.

For those looking for a rapid fire weapon, a bump stock is much easier to obtain than a fully-automatic firearm.

It's a gun accessory that can allow semi-automatic firearms to mimic automatic ones. Federal laws require background checks on all commercial gun sales - however, approximately 40 percent of all gun sales in the US are made by unlicensed sellers.

Blumenthal says the so-called Hearing Protection Act is a travesty and a dishonor to the lives that were lost in Las Vegas.

Not even someone opening firing at congressmen on a baseball field this year could build political support for tackling gun control. Consider the case of bump stocks. He said the limiting factor for many people is that the rate you expend ammo can get expensive.

Morgan noted that he and Trump have debated gun control on "numerous occasion" and has come to three conclusions on the president's views.

The reason is in the legal definition of a "machine gun" in federal law - a gun that can fire more than one shot "by a single function of the trigger".

Bump stocks essentially turn standard civilian AR-15's and AK-47's into automatic weapons, though accuracy is diminished.

Larry Hyatt, owner of Hyatt Gun & Coin, doesn't sell the rifle part.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) joined the White House in rejecting any discussion of preventative measures that Congress might take, saying on Tuesday, "I think it's premature to be discussing legislative solutions, if there are any".

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