Las Vegas massacre: Gun lobby's surprise response

Las Vegas massacre: Gun lobby's surprise response

The deadly Las Vegas shooting has lawmakers, and even the National Rifle Association, suggesting some changes could be made regarding gun control.

A bump-fire stock, or bump stock, is a modification used to greatly increase the speed at which semi-automatic weapons can be fired, making them fire at a rate closer to that of a machine gun.

Bump stocks are legal gun modifications which make legal semi-automatic guns fire nearly like illegal automatic weapons.

Police say, along with the bump stock device, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock had 23 guns in a hotel room overlooking the Route 91 Harvest music festival.

But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Thursday that she welcomed the NRA's latest statement, adding that the administration is "certainly open to having that conversation". The perpetrator of the massacre used bump stocks to more rapidly fire rounds into a crowd of concert-goers.

The legislation, introduced by Democratic Sen.

Bump stocks were originally meant to help people with limited hand mobility use a semi-automatic weapon without needing to pull the trigger for every round fired. He shot and killed 59 people and injured more than 500 on Monday, the deadliest shooting in modern US history. But they are legal under federal firearms rules, and can be purchased without the rigorous background check and other restrictions on an automatic weapon.

"Mr. President, you know what the right thing to do is", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, calling on Trump, who visited Las Vegas yesterday and met with victims and first responders, to support a ban on bump stocks. Gun rights supporters have long stood by Article 2 of the Constitution's Bill of Rights, which states the right to acquire weapons. In its approval letter, which is posted on Slide Fire's website, the ATF wrote "the "bump stock" is a firearm part and is not regulated as a firearm". Cornyn said as a hunter and sportsman he doesn't understand the use of the bump stock and wants to have a hearing on it. But if Congress can follow through and bump these bump stocks, we'll take what we can get. "We saw firsthand in Las Vegas the great threat that poses and we need to move quickly", State Rep. Matt Lesser told NBC Connecticut.

Several Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, have said they support looking into the issue, with some saying they could back efforts to restrict or ban the devices.

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