NRA says 'additional regulations' are required on rapid-fire devices

Firearm Accessory Used in Las Vegas Massacre Renews Questions About Gun Control

Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association have agreed to regulate the bump stock attachment allegedly used by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill Wednesday to ban the devices, and a companion measure has been introduced in the House. "I'm a Second Amendment man", Sen. "I don't know a lot about them, and I'm somebody who, I'd like to think, is fairly familiar with a lot of firearms and you know, the use of those". Richard Blumenthal of CT told reporters Wednesday, "if there is one".

For decades gun control has been used to drive Americans apart and to stop common-sense legislative solutions that would protect us from this kind of carnage. "Focusing on the devices instead of the criminal and what he did is the wrong way to go", he said.

Congressional leaders took a similar stance this week. Gun Violence Archive, a website that tracks incidents involving guns across the USA, said Sunday night's attack was the 273rd mass shooting this year.

"Of course bump stocks should be prohibited, but if that's the only action we take after 58 Americans are shot and killed, we should be ashamed of ourselves", said Shannon Watts, founder of Mums Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

The statement, the organisation's first since Sunday's attack in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and almost 500 injured, noted that bump-stocks were approved by the Obama administration's Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. The Senate's Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has said he'd need a full investigation into what happened in Las Vegas before holding any hearing. "Mr. and Mrs. America, you have to stand up, you have to say enough is enough", Feinstein pleaded Wednesday as she unveiled her legislation at the Capitol.

Massie believes that we should never give our opponents - the enemies of the Constitution - an inch in this war to restore our Republic. "It's not as easy as people think it is", he said.

Several sellers of bump stocks are reportedly running low on supply, and it remains to be seen how vocal gun rights groups will be in the coming debate. It added, "The NRA believes that devices created to allow semiautomatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations". That allows a gunman to fire between 400 and 800 rounds per minute. Bump stocks legally convert semi-automatic weapons to weapons with near automatic capability. But, as the late justice Antonin Scalia had ruled, the amendment protects ownership of the type of guns in common use in that era. The answer is something called a bump stock, or a bump fire stock, according to the Associated Press. On the House side, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., suggested Tuesday that Congress could look into the devices, tweeting that their legality could be an area for bipartisan cooperation.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said he thought Congress should consider acting on the issue.

SIEGEL: Well, given the fact that the NRA is not shutting down this idea of restrictions on bump stocks, what have you heard from Republicans there on the Hill about how this conversation will progress?

While some Republican lawmakers may still yet be ambivalent, Mr. Trump's demagogic capability may just be an asset to prod them to rein in the accessibility of guns or banning the aforementioned bump stocks. That may not matter to gun owners who just want the thrill of shooting with one, or for those bent on destruction.