Oct 08 2017
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.
Oct 07 2017
Winston, Bucs poised for prime-time test against Patriots
Against Tampa Bay New England committed too many penalties, including four that gave the Bucs first downs. Brady was sacked thrice by a Bucs defense that had generated just one sack through its first three games.
Oct 06 2017
Ryan Gosling takes on a classic
When movie stars are sitting for dozens of interviews in rapid succession, getting a genuinely fun interview out of them is hard. Villeneuve is lucky enough to have Ford back on board to play Deckard and form the connecting tissue between the two films .
Oct 06 2017
GOP Tax Plan Could Add $2 Trillion To Deficit
McConnell's and Ryan's lackluster leadership styles have also exacerbated the tension that now permeates the Republican Party . Here's how it works: up to now, you could lower your tax liability by deducting your state and local taxes from your income.
Oct 06 2017
NRA prohibits use of bump stocks at its own firing range
He says he doesn't have any answers to the problem, but says he's willing to engage in dialogue with anyone who thinks they do. John McCain, R-Ariz., said that the sheer carnage of Sunday's mass shooting is fueling lawmakers' interest in the issue.
Oct 06 2017
Indians up 1 run against Yankees after two innings
On Wednesday, the Yankees announced Gray will be on the mound at Progressive Field, while CC Sabathia will start game two. In the nation's capital, the Washington Nationals are entering the playoffs years of failed expectations on their backs.
Oct 06 2017
Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne blasts F1 team after Malaysian GP debacle
Team principal Christian Horner was delighted for Verstappen, and indeed Ricciardo after a double podium celebration for Red Bull. Red Bull have what could be a developing issue in keeping its drivers happy, not an easy task when driver egos are involved.
Oct 05 2017
Gun Control Debate Intensifies After Las Vegas Shooting
The suspect shooter, Stephen Paddock , a 64-year-old gambler and real estate investor, purchased 33 firearms in the last year. The president has received periodic briefings on the shooting while also monitoring the coverage on cable news .
Oct 05 2017
Trump's wavering state on DACA hurts young Dreamers
He said the administration also wants to expand its ability to quickly remove people who enter illegally and do not claim asylum. A Senate hearing on Tuesday highlighted the emotional divide over how Congress should respond to illegal immigration.
Oct 05 2017
Backs Will Play In 1st Postseason Game In 6 Years Tonight
The teams will also showcase two top NL Manager of the Year candidates: the Rockies Bud Black and the Diamondbacks Torey Lovullo . In 2009, Reynolds led the National League with 44 home runs, but he also struck out a major league-record 223 times .
Oct 05 2017
Twins chase Yankees' Luis Severino in the first inning
Severino allowed three runs and four hits, including two home runs, and a walk as Minnesota built 3-0 lead. However, that doesn't mean that NY doesn't have a very real chance to take out the defending AL champions.
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