Conservatives Point Fingers At Obama's ATF For Approving Bump Stocks In 2010

Friday, 06 Oct, 2017

Curbelo's comments follow those of House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican who signaled openness Thursday to looking into bump fire stocks, and other Republicans have shown an openness to at least discussing a ban on the devices.

Jeremy Sternisha, with The Armories Gun Shop in Oviedo, said bump stocks have not been a popular item in the past.

House Democrats also began the day by pushing for action on guns, with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi accusing Republicans at a news conference of being "a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America" as she and other Democrats bemoaned the lack of action by the GOP majority to address gun violence. Several of the 23-gun arsenal used by Stephen Paddock in Sunday night's shooting were equipped with bump stocks, according to police. The nation's largest gun lobby and most Republicans have stood firmly in recent years against stricter gun regulations, even as one mass shooting after another horrified the nation.

The NRA is asking federal law enforcement agencies to immediately review whether "bump stocks" comply with federal law.

You'd be wrong if you thought the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history has put people off guns forever.

So far, investigators have found nothing to explain Paddock's actions, but were continuing to hunt and trace every possible clue about a gunman they described as a "psychopath".

"We have made a decision to temporarily suspend taking new orders in order to provide the best service with those already placed", said the company, based from Moline, Texas.

Democrats in the Senate are planning to introduce additional gun-control legislation, though it seems unlikely to move in the Republican-controlled chamber.

Many of the Lee County gun shops we reached don't sell bump stocks but say they have received calls about them.

Baker said the state has some of the "best gun laws in the country", but added: "There's always room for improvement". "This news is awful and what's happened is a great tragedy". Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who introduced legislation this week to ban them.

Pelosi also noted that there could be bipartisan support around the banning of sales on bump stocks. The harder you push on the device, the more bullets you fire.

Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. "But we really need to stop and think: Is this going to have the impact that we want?"

Current law bans the purchase of fully automatic weapons manufactured after 1986. Products to modify semiautomatic firearms are legal.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said holding a hearing would be a "good idea", especially since many people aren't well versed in bump stocks.

Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina said lawmakers are drafting a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives seeking more information.

An FBI official in Las Vegas said no one has been taken into custody.