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She's joined by other Democrats.

Across the country, states passed more than twice as many laws expanding gun owners' rights than they did gun-control measures.

According to reports, he had modified some of his guns to work like automatic weapons, like machine guns, able to shoot many hundreds of rounds a minute with one trigger pull.

She also called on House leader Paul Ryan to stop a bill that would reduce restrictions on gun-silencers. The world saw the other use in Las Vegas. It would not outlaw any weapons.

"The classification of these devices depends on whether they mechanically alter the function of the firearm to fire fully automatic", Jill Snyder, a special agent in charge for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said in a press conference in Las Vegas Oct. 3.

A new absurdist expression barged into American conversations this week: simulated automatic weapons fire.

And on Wednesday, the site ran a story titled "Five Key Facts About Bump-Stock Devices". "Bump-fire stocks, while simulating automatic fire, do not actually alter the firearm to fire automatically, making them legal under current federal law".

He spoke Monday morning, hours after the shooting at a country music festival late Sunday killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 400.

Retailers stocked up on firearms during the 2016 presidential campaign, anticipating a stampede of gun buyers after Hillary Clinton won the race and moved to restrict gun sales.

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.

"The tragedy in Las Vegas was horrific", Benavides said.

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights icon who has led the push for tightening gun control laws in Congress, called on Democrats and Republicans to display "moral courage".

In 2015, the Senate rejected two proposals to prevent terror suspects from purchasing firearms and expand background checks after the shooting at a holiday party in San Bernardino, Calif. 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. Fears of more strict regulations tend to drive shoppers to buy more guns while they still can, but those stricter law never materialized. Portman said the bill could unfairly impinge on innocent transfers, such as giving a hunting rifle to a second cousin.

Jay Wallace, owner of Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna, Georgia, said soon after most of his customers buy one, "the newness wears off and they put it away and it stays in a closet". The Las Vegas casualty list was far longer. "Is this going to decrease gun deaths?"

Gun right activists and gun control advocates parse the language differently.

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees "the right to bear arms" - a broad mandate that courts ave interpreted as a almost unfettered license to own firearms. While other GOP members of Congress haven't gone quite that far, we're pleased that other Republicans - including Texas Sen.

Now, in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in modern America, that question is again the topic of hot debate.

Despite some opposition from conservative media outlets, Republican leaders said they may be open to banning bump stocks in the wake of the shooting.

President Donald Trump visited Las Vegas on Wednesday but said "We're not going to talk about that today" when asked about gun issues.