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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 15:42

Senator introduces bill to ban bump stocks used by Vegas killer

Written by  Yaron Steinbuch

Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill Wednesday that would ban the sale and possession of “bump stocks” — which the Las Vegas killer used to increase his rate of fire — as well as similar devices.

The California Democrat also revealed that her own daughter had planned to attend the tragic Route 91 Harvet Music Festival — but her plans changed and she didn’t go.

“Mr. and Mrs. America, you have to stand up, you have to say enough is enough,” Feinstein pleaded.

According to a copy of the bill provided to ABC News, it would go into effect 180 days after its passage.

“It shall be unlawful for any person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a trigger crank, a bump-fire device or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun,” the bill states.

The feds said Tuesday that several bump stock – legal devices that modify a semiautomatic gun to fire like a full automatic – were found in Stephen Paddock’s hotel suite.

He altered at least one of the 23 guns he had amassed at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino before unleashing his unremitting assault on concertgoers from the 32nd floor.

Feinstein, who in 2013 authored an assault weapons ban bill that failed 40-60 in the Senate, currently has 24 co-sponsors of the bill, all Democrats.

Bump stocks adjust the stock of a gun and manipulate the trigger mechanism so the recoil itself fires bullets in rapid succession when the rifle slides back and forth.

The motion makes the trigger collide with — or bump — the shooter’s finger as long as forward pressure is applied with the non-shooting hand and rearward pressure is maintained with the shooting hand.

Technically, that means the finger is pulling the trigger for each round fired, which keeps the weapon a legal semiautomatic.

A “trigger crank” bolts onto the trigger guard of a semiautomatic rifle. The shooter rotates the crank, which also increases the weapon’s rate of fire.

GOP leaders have resisted Democrats’ calls for tightening gun control legislation after the shooting, calling the demands premature.

“I think it’s particularly inappropriate to politicize an event like this,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday.

“The investigation’s not even been completed. And I think it’s premature to be discussing legislative solutions if there are any,” he added. “In the meantime, our priority is on tax reform, as my colleagues have indicated.”

President Trump said Tuesday that it was not the time for a political debate on gun control in the wake of the shooting, which killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others.

Asked whether such a debate would come at some point, Trump responded, “Perhaps that will come” — but added that it was “not for now.”

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First of all NO laws will EVER stop a mad man who wants to murder!! Second we can never trust a Demonrat Libturd Politician!! When you combine those three choices of evil you get somethin even Satan is afraid of taking over Hell!! Remember back when Reagan passed the Amnesty Bill and the Demonrats said we would build a law if we accepted the Amnesty Lie as a one time deal??? Do we really trust the Politicians tom pass a ONE time gun restriction deal??? Give them an inch and GUARSNTEED the will want the WHOLE 2nd AMENDMENT!!!

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(Updated: October 05, 2017)

I will support her feel good slide fire ban bill if that will satisfy the lefts need to "do something" and they will shut up. All the gun people have played with one already and decided it was a useless novelty anyway. I saw a half dozen or so for sale just a few weeks back at a LGS for $50 bucks each. Guy said he has not sold one all year.

The problem is that they will wind up amending it into some ridiculously extreme, overreaching, do nothing gun grab that they will pass in the dead of the night minutes after the draft is completed. You just can't trust the leftist as we all know, but add our RINO problem to the mix and its sure to be a disater.

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This globalist idiot should learn to bake cookies and serve her fellow man!

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(Updated: October 04, 2017)

Here we go again. The agenda of the people who won this election is going to be derailed again! If it is not a firearm, it will be a car, a machette, a baseball bat, a pressure cooker. Article V.

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Lisa Vacula Written by Lisa Vacula
October 04, 2017
Ms. fienstien.. I will not say enough is enough.. because you have not seen our inner cities have you? the second amendment allows us to legally train and arm against a tyrannanical out of control government.. we the people will not allow you to remove our right to defend ourselves.. this person was deranged and no matter what .. he would have gotten the guns even from your corner thug and gang- banger living there in Las Vegas.. I will write my congressman myself and tell him the same thing.. it is idiocy to remove the right of self defense.. from any where.. because had someone armed been in the room next to him.. i am sure they would have taken him down..

the weapon was the demented mind directing the hands that used a tool. the mind is the issue not the tool. bump stocks are not legal if installed on a weapon already unless you have a special permit to possess a fully automatic weapon. dont fall into the ignorant narrative of the desperate liberal party. the 2nd amendment needs to stay as is. there are already plenty of laws to control firearms. what we need to fix is the minds of those who seek to do harm to the innocent. what we need is to shut down the haters and dividers such as this liberal fear mongerer.

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Hdcycle Written by Hdcycle
October 05, 2017
Slidefire (bump stocks) are legal. They come with a copy of the letter from the ATF that states their ruling on them. I am on your side but hate to see misinformation being promulgated.

Old Feinswine doesn't understand that this will NEVER stop crime or murder. You must get to the root cause of the problem. If we did that, she wouldn't understand why people can's survive. There will ALWAYS be a reason for people to kill. This will NEVER change. NEVER!

(Hint: WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD YOU OLD COW)!

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(Updated: October 04, 2017)

SURPRISE OLD SENIOR CITIZEN!! CRIMINALS WILL NOT READ OR ABIDE BY YOUR BILL!! IF THEY DO NOT ABIDE BY YOUR BILL WILL YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DEATHS THEY MAY CAUSE?

YOU ARROGANT LIBERALS KNOW SO LITTLE ABOUT THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE ON THE INSIDE. BY THE WAY YOU HAVE SOME COLLEAGUES WHO WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT END OF A GUN TO PUT IN THEIR MOUTH. AND SOME OF THEM ARE ON FILM AND RECORDED.

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Look at the smile, she is SO HAPPY to find something related to firearms that she can try to BAN - Not a care in the world for those who died so she could push her agenda.

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Joe Messier Written by Joe Messier
October 04, 2017
Yep. And next time we have a DUI that kills innocents, that will be the end of all privately owned vehicles, as well as reinstating Prohibition again.
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Jon Bradfield Written by Jon Bradfield
October 04, 2017
This old cow is an outdated Socialist hippie that needs to move to her retirement village and light up a joint. (That's the only value she has anymore).

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