Ostensibly created to make it easier for someone with a disability to handle a gun, the attachment was allegedly used by Stephen Paddock to kill people as quickly and efficiently as possible from his perch in a high-rise Las Vegas hotel room Sunday night.
The most prominent USA gun lobby group on Thursday said it agrees to placing restriction on a device that accelerates gunfire, after a version of it was discovered in the arsenal of Las Vegas killer Stephen Paddock, who was behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
What they have uncovered - in his 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel, his auto and his homes - is a remarkable collection of firearms commensurate with the scale of violence he unleashed before he killed himself as police closed in.
In Nevada, where gun laws are particularly lax and enforcement more so, it would have been easy for Paddock to accumulate all the guns he had unnoticed. The gun rights group said just before Sanders spoke that it supported a review of bump stocks, and suggested they should be subject to additional regulation.
"There are states in the country where there's a lot of hunting, outdoor activities".
Democrats largely have given up on trying to force the issue onto the legislative calendar and are instead turning their attention to the White House.
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"The best way to honor victims of gun violence in our country is to take action", Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., said in an interview with ABC News after walking off the House floor during a moment of silence for Las Vegas to protest congressional inaction.
"Gun violence is a public health crisis that has claimed thousands of innocent lives and we must do everything we can to address it", she said on Gandhi's birthday.
Democrats, seething over GOP inaction on gun control, are pushing piecemeal legislation after the deadliest shooting in modern US history in Las Vegas Sunday night. Some gun owners like tricking out their rifles, sort of like a hot rod vehicle, comparing speed and power. He could not have legally purchased "machine guns", and all the many firearms found in his hotel room and homes apparently were obtained lawfully. According to reports Paddock had two weapons with bump stocks.
Other Republican senators, including Orrin Hatch of Utah and John Thune of South Dakota, said they're considering whether changes are needed.
"You know, I'd heard about them before, but I'd never actually seen one, and I certainly had never seen a video of someone using them to spray a concert audience of 22,000 people with gunshots", Cornyn said. It was shocking in the wake of the mass killings of first-graders and their teachers at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that Congress could not even pass a modest proposal to expand background checks to include private party firearms sales. Vasquez called it "a very comprehensive background check".
Despite increasing scale and frequency of gun-related tragedies, gun control continues to be a contested issue in American politics and society.
Not under today's laws, where restrictions are so lax you can practically buy a gun out of a vending machine or get one free with a gas station fill-up.
Some states, such as California, regulate how often guns can be purchased.
'The problems in these cities and many others isn't too few gun laws'.
Legislation needs to provide for those with these rapid-fire guns and accessories to be turned over to authorities, during a time-certain period, with stiff prison sentences for those who defy the new rules and later have them in their possession.