What the Las Vegas killing spree could mean for the gun industry

07 October, 2017, 00:13 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • What the Las Vegas killing spree could mean for the gun industry

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, who joined Feinstein at the event announcing the legislation, invoked the sounds of the gunfire now heard widely on television and across social media, saying "the searing noise of that staccato firing should be a wake-up call to this Congress" and "ought to be echoing in our minds". More than 20 other Democrats have signed on as well.

"The individual members were anxious about losing their seat, and I think that in general, that as a whole they were anxious about losing members", Tures said.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reiterated her proposal to increase background checks and call on House Speaker Paul Ryan to create a select committee to find common ground on gun violence at a CNN town hall Wednesday.

The Las Vegas community responded quickly and generously to the tragedy. It would not outlaw any weapons.

Jill Snyder, ATF special agent, said: 'The classification of these devices depends on whether they mechanically alter the function of the firearm to fire fully automatic.

But should the ATF modify federal statute to make such devices illegal, the move would circumvent Congress.

Some lawmakers are pursuing a different approach to banning bump stocks that could preempt legislation.

Nevada capitalises heavily on machine gun tourism, and was ranked the 22nd-best state for gun owners by Guns & Ammo magazine.


MANN: That crank device can be ordered online, fitting a semiautomatic rifle with a do-it-yourself kit with a price tag of just 40 bucks.

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said the scale of the preparations - including weapons, ammunition and electronics he stockpiled - raise questions about Paddock potentially having had an accomplice, but none has been identified.

JERRY MICULEK: All right, let's see if we can light up this gizmo here. The device does not perform automatically when installed, and to use it, a shooter must apply constant forward pressure with the non-shooting hand and constant rearward pressure with the shooting hand, the memo said. We are so gun-obsessed in the United States that with 4.4 percent of the world's population, we have nearly half of the civilian-owned guns in the world.

There are some controls, points out Laura Cutilletta, the legal director at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Portman said the bill could unfairly impinge on innocent transfers, such as giving a hunting rifle to a second cousin.

"They're trying to get on TV", he fumed.

"It made them very nervous about voting for it", he said. Maybe. Maybe not. We strongly suspect the hundreds of dead and wounded in Las Vegas would dearly love to have had such a provision in place before the shots began raining down Sunday night. A tried and true pattern is already at work: The pro-gun crowd goes silent after a killing spree and waits for the public mood to cool before bringing familiar and evasive arguments about freedom and personal rights.

"Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited". While other GOP members of Congress haven't gone quite that far, we're pleased that other Republicans - including Texas Sen. Fully automatic weapons, or machine guns, are rightly banned because they are weapons of mass destruction - potentially as deadly to large numbers of people as bombs.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said lawmakers should remember the good feelings they shared when Scalise returned to the Capitol last week, more than three months after the June 14 shooting.

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