GOP senators call on ATF for new bump fire stock guidance

White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks

White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks

President Trump was asked Thursday night about a ban on bump stocks and he responded, "We'll be looking into that in the next short period of time".

The device, known as a bump stock, can be used to simulate automatic gunfire with a semi-automatic weapon.

I'll willingly confess my own previous ignorance on two gun-related subjects. That Feinstein narrowly tailored her bill to something even the national gun lobby won't oppose suggests there is still not the political will to get these weapons off the streets or to explore other possible solutions. The special stock uses the energy released by the kickback and enables the rifle to rapidly fire bullets in an automatic fashion.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, indicated he wants to move quickly as a spokesman told the State House News Service they're aiming to fast-track a ban.

Sturm, Ruger and Co. and Vista Outdoor made small gains after the National Rifle Association said the federal government should reexamine bump stocks - a legal modification to rifles mimicking automatic fire.

US Representative Steve Scalise, a member of the Republican House leadership who is himself a victim of gun violence, voiced concern that hasty congressional action to restrict bump stocks could lead to wider limits on "the rights of gun owners".

Rep. David Linsky, a Natick Democrat, has filed his own bill earlier this week.

"Devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations", the organization said in a statement.

Many Republicans echoed Ryan, saying the entire concept of bump stocks was new to them and holding off from a commitment to the call for a legislative ban. The Second Amendment states that any American has a right to keep and bear arms, but my dad always told me it was a privilege that can be taken away at any time. Paddock is not the usual mass shooter. "Since this story has broke, we've been getting about 50 people a day asking for them". It causes the gun to buck back and forth, repeatedly "bumping" the trigger against the shooter's finger.

Many are quick to point out that the Australian solution couldn't work in the U.S., not only because there are already over 300 million guns in circulation, but because the U.S. Constitution, as now interpreted, protects the right to own guns. We're done. We've been talking about this for years.

The leading bump stock maker, Slide Fire, did not return messages from the Associated seeking comment. The goal here is to prevent illegal weapons or weapons that perform as illegal weapons. I am willing to look at legislation related to bump-stock devices, but now is not the time for that conversation.

Other local congressmen, however, expressed an interest in the proposal, which a bipartisan pair of U.S. House legislators - Republican Carlos Curbelo of Florida and Democrat Seth Moulton of MA - are introducing in that chamber.

We used to argue our politics furiously at the dinner table and laugh together in the den after we cleared the dishes.

Massie believes that we should never give our opponents - the enemies of the Constitution - an inch in this war to restore our Republic.

Moments after, at the White House, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders praised the announcement. Mr. Rubio added, "and if there are vulnerabilities in federal law that we should be addressing to prevent such attacks in the future, we would always be open to that".

Curbelo plans to offer a bill to ban bump stocks and says his office has heard from many lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, who are interested in it.

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