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White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks

White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks”

Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who introduced legislation this week to ban them.

He used a gun accessory known as a bump stock to help turn the semi-automatic weapons into almost fully-automatic ones.

"The bump fire is actually not a very accurate attachment to the rifle, because you're kind of all over the place with it because of the way you have to hold it, so the gun has to move a lot more".

There is a whole class of products created to make semiautomatic guns automatic.

A bump stock, pictured at Good Guys Gun Shop in Orem, Utah, attaches to a semi-automatic rifle, replacing the gun's shoulder rest with a "support step" that covers the trigger opening and increases the firing rate.

A bump fire stock, (L), that attaches to an semi-automatic assault rifle.

The White House says President Donald Trump welcomes a review of USA policy on so-called bump stock devices that legally make semi-automatic rifles into faster-firing automatic weapons.

Slide Fire Solutions posted the following message to their website Thursday, "We have chose to temporarily suspend taking new orders in order to provide the best service with those already placed".

Some retailers, including Walmart and Cabela's, that sold bump stocks online have taken the items off their sites.

Ryan's comments come as one senior House GOP member told CNN enough House Republicans are likely to agree to a push for legislation that would ban bump stocks that something could pass in the GOP-controlled House.

"I can not fathom 500-plus people in a 10-minute period being wounded or killed", said Charles Blek, president of the Orange County Chapter of the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence. That allowed him to spray gunfire into the crowd below much more quickly. "We led the charge on regulating bump stocks!" The same firing trick can even be done with simple tools like rubber bands or belt loops, he added.

Discerning Paddock's motive has proven especially baffling as he had no criminal record, no known history of mental illness and no outward signs of social disaffection, political discontent or extremist ideology, police said. "This has nothing to do with it".

These devices are generally legal.

We recognize that they may be fun to use for some recreational shooters.

"This is such a new component to me, I have no idea how it operates, how simple it is", said Representative Jeff Duncan, who has sponsored numerous bills to expand gun rights, including a stalled effort to partially deregulate silencers.

"We need to determine what happened in 2010 when the Obama administration approved those - the why, the what, what was the process they were going through to do the approval", Sen.

A measure to restrict bump stocks is getting bi-partisan support in Congress, just days after such a device was used to perpetrate the worst mass shooting in USA history.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Congress needs to take a look at "bump stocks" that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons.

In a rare break from its traditional opposition to many gun-related regulations, the National Rifle Association issued a statement Thursday calling for a federal review of "bump stocks" and suggesting new rules might be needed for the device apparently used by the gunman in Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, according to a FOX News report.



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