Powerful US gun lobby calls for more regulation after Vegas shooting

Powerful US gun lobby calls for more regulation after Vegas shooting

"As the Las Vegas tragedy made abundantly clear, bump stocks turn already risky semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic killing machines".

While unmodified semi-automatic rifles can usually fire between 45 and 60 rounds in a minute, adding one of the devices can bring that rate up to between 400 and 800 rounds per minute, according to Feinstein's office.

The demand for stricter gun laws from citizens and politicians comes after Sunday's shooting at a concert in Las Vegas left 58 people dead and hundreds more wounded.

Other online retailers like Firequest and Midway USA have also sold out while Walmart has chose to remove them from the shelves. "We don't teach any of that, anything close to that in classes, because that's all bad stuff".

"It was kind of a fish and a barrel situation, those bump fire stocks are extremely uncontrollable, but in his case he didn't really need control", Matt Pelham, supervisor at Shooting Sports Inc.in Tampa.

The device basically replaces the gun's shoulder rest, with a "support step" that covers the trigger opening.

Scalise went through multiple surgeries and is still walking with crutches after James T. Hodgkinson shot him, along with several others, with a semi-automatic rifle during a Republican practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game on June 14.

"Your rubber bands, your belt loops", Garcia said.

"The access to the gun isn't what's the cause of the problem".

Garcia said instead of working to ban gun products, the focus should be on mental health.

"We need background checks, we know background checks save lives there's no question about that", Brundage said.

Rep. Bill Flores, from Texas, told The Hill he's a gun owner himself, and believes the devices should be outlawed.

"I'm not sure how these bump stocks fit into that scheme, but that's certainly something that's got my attention and I think we ought to get to the bottom of it", he told Politico.

"We'll talk about gun laws later in day", he said.

Aside from lawmakers pushing for legislation, since the shooting, Garcia said more customers have asked for weapons training.

"It's smart because they might consider loosening regulations on other items", he said.

While the "bump stocks" issue may be new to many, Feinstein had a bill back in 2013 that would have done away with them; that measure - like most plans from Democrats on gun controls in the last 20 years - did not get through the Senate. "The president's a strong supporter of the Second Amendment".

In the meantime, many GOP senators remain cautious about throwing their support behind regulating an accessory they are just learning about.

"I'm angry", she said.

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