Las Vegas carnage prompts new calls for gun control in US

Other local members of Congress should follow her example.

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"I think anything that can transform a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic weapon should be illegal", Bennett said.

"He heard the audio and he thought 'that wasn't fully automatic".

In a statement McCaul said, "As a former federal prosecutor and a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, it's clear to me that Stephen Paddock's senseless attack in Las Vegas highlights the need for re-evaluating bump-stocks and similar mechanisms to ensure full compliance with federal law".

When mass shootings re-open conversations about potential flaws in gun regulations but don't result in some type of legislative action, the situation remains the same year after year.

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But what is a bump stock? Shelley Moore Capito, a West Virginia Republican. When asked if people should be limited to how many guns they own, a couple people say no!

They can fit over the rear shoulder-stock assembly on an automatic rifle and, with applied pressure, cause the weapon to fire continuously increasing the rate from between 45 and 60 rounds per minute to between 400 and 800 rounds per minute, according to Ms Feinstein's office.

The 64-year-old killed 58 people and injured 489 before turning one of his weapons on himself.

Other Republican senators questioning the continued legality of bump stocks include Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Orrin Hatch of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida.

"I don't know why anyone needs these sorts of weapons", Allen said. Susan Collins (R-ME), "I think it's something we should definitely take a look at".

The sale of automatic weapons has been largely banned in United States since 1980s.

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Semi-automatic guns are lethal enough.

Newman says, "It's something of a political issue right now and we'll wait and see if people are still interested and how they feel about it".

But, some lawmakers are questioning why bump stocks are made or even allowed in the first place. But despite the statements from some Republicans, restrictions are far from certain.

President Donald Trump had been similarly silent on gun control in recent days, telling reporters he would "talk about that on a later date".

It's still early in the debate over bump stocks. Dianne Feinstein's bill to ban bump stocks. She also shared that her own daughter was set to attend the country music festival in Las Vegas, but didn't.

"The NRA belives that devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations", the gun rights group said in a statement. "So I don't have a response today".

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