Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Wins Some GOP Support

Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Wins Some GOP Support

"What we saw was an automatic weapon being used", Feinstein said.

The Las Vegas shooting that left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured has placed new attention on the "bump-stock" device that Stephen Paddock had 12 of to enhance his semi-automatic rifle arsenal at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. While automatic weapons have been outlawed in the United States since 1986, bump stocks are perfectly legal and, Feinstein noted Wednesday, can be purchased online for a few hundred dollars.

An employee of a Raleigh, N.C., gun store demonstrates how a "bump stock" works.

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., who protested President Trump's moment of silence on Monday, says regulating gun modification devices is one instance where Congress can take action on gun control. Earlier today when I was on the floor voting, many members came up to me not even knowing yet the details of the legislation that we're going to file tomorrow, yet saying that they were ready to get on board with this new legislation.

For his part, Grassley said he wanted a full investigation into the massacre in Las Vegas - where a gunman killed at least 58 and wounded almost 500 earlier this week - before he moved forward with a hearing. Several of the victims' family members testified before Congressional committees, including Michelle Scully Hobus, whose husband John Scully died as he threw his body over her during the shooting.

DIANNE FEINSTEIN: Our bill is simple and straightforward - ban manufacturing or possession of accessories that accelerate a semiautomatic rifle's rate of fire to that of an automatic weapon.

"We have to get more education on what they are", Ryan said. "And I don't think I've sold an AR this week". Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer urged her to go with a narrower bill that might be likelier to draw support.

"Let's stay focused on the possible", she said. As a powerful lobby group, the NRA are pretty politically savvy. "There was more room for compromise and debate". So I think all Republicans and Democrats, regardless of our views on the Second Amendment - and by the way, I believe in upholding the Second Amendment.

"That bill was very far from flawless, but it was a watermark of bipartisanship, of reaching across the divide", Eisgrau said.

"I have no problem banning those", he said. Her last measure, in 2013, went nowhere.

He added that his customers are deeply disturbed by the mass shooting.

SlideFire, one of the main manufacturers of bump stocks, announced on its website that it were temporarily suspending taking new orders to "provide the best service with those already placed".

"I am very skeptical about legislation that attempts to ban features and particular guns", said Republican Sen. "The NRA and its power are the main reason why".

The NRA didn't respond to a request for comment, but California gun advocates are unimpressed with Feinstein.

The vast majority of gun owners - like yourself - handle their firearms responsibly. They said they are not sure Paddock used the devices in the attack on people at the Highway 91 Harvest country music festival Sunday.

But it is also possible any bill debating gun reform, even something as limited as looking at a particular device, could prove unsafe to the interests of the lobby group. They blocked background check legislation after the shooting deaths of elementary school children in CT in 2012, and took no action despite intense pressure from Democrats, including a House floor sit-in, after last year's bloodbath at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. But Natalie Hernandez thinks that after this massacre the conversation on gun control will start to shift even in Nevada.

"Next thing you know, it'll be semi-automatics and there are a whole host of.22 (caliber) semi-automatic big game rifles and there are shotguns that are semi-automatic that have been around for over a 100 years", Brandenburg said.

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