Feinstein proposed similar restrictions in 2013 following the shooting at Sandy Hook, but it was defeated 60-40 in the Senate. The Senate never voted on the bill. "There's no reason for a typical gun owner to own anything that converts a semiautomatic to something that behaves like an automatic".
The device is more of a novelty item than a popular seller, according to several gun dealers, in part because it sacrifices accuracy and uses so much costly ammunition.
Bump stocks are legal in America, as are semiautomatic weapons.
On Wednesday, comments on the Facebook fb page for Slide Fire, a leading bump stock manufacturer, were split between critics who blamed the company for the massacre and customers who said they planned to buy more bump stocks.
Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, in which the gunman had weapons modified to allow rapid firing, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin told MSNBC that changing the law is "something we need to look into".
"An American concert venue has now become a battlefield", said California Sen.
Overall, Feinstein got 29 of her fellow Democrats to sign on in just a few hours. "Immediately that's a fully automatic weapon", said Forum, owner of Shoot Center in Cape Coral Florida.
Kinzinger said he did not want to "politicize a tragedy or bring politics into our grieving, but it is a time to reflect on what has happened and how we can work constructively on what can be done to curb the impact of these evil, deranged attackers. This is a fact that has been proven time and again in countries across the world".
The bill makes clear that its intent is to target only those accessories that increase a semi-automatic rifle's rate of fire. "Legitimate accessories used by hunters would be exempt". Feinstein, Sanders and Blumenthal, cosponsors include Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California, and Elizabeth Warren of MA, plus independent U.S. Sen.
Ryan and other leading Republicans have not embraced specific legislation, however.
Some Republican senators, including Sen.
To that, Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia added that prayers are not enough, asking "how many more dead bodies will it take to wake up this Congress?" "I did not know that there was technology capable that cheaply of transforming a semi-automatic into an automatic weapon. And I think it's premature to be discussing legislative solutions if there are any".
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) released a statement saying, "I think it'd be a good time to have a hearing". "Bad people are going to do bad things".