What exactly are bump stocks, and why do they matter now?

They went on to say, "The NRA believes that devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations". "It opens up opportunities", Senate Republican John Cornyn said. Selling and manufacturing automatic weapons has been illegal since 1986, and weapons purchased before then are regulated by the federal government.

NRA Backs Regulation Of Bump Stocks, As Some Republicans Support A Ban

Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK), an Army veteran and owner of a small rifle manufacturing business, said going after guns, tools and accessories is the wrong approach to prevent attacks like what happened in Las Vegas on Sunday. The device allows a shooter to fire dozens of rounds in seconds by harnessing the gun's natural recoil. Congressional Republicans are opening up to the possibility of at least one increased gun-control measure: banning the sale of "bump stocks" created to increase the ...

Wimbush's status game-day decision

He also has thrown for six touchdowns. Last Saturday, North Carolina gave up 403 yards on the ground to Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels (1-4, 0-3 ACC) lost a lot of talent from 2016 with players graduating and leaving early for the NFL.

Democrats want Ivanka Trump's security clearance revoked

Democrats want Ivanka Trump's security clearance revoked

Kushner and his wife have both acknowledged using private email accounts, saying that in the case of Ivanka, most of it predated her formally joining the administration, and insisted that both ensured the communications would be preserved on the White House email system.

United States gun lobby ask for more regulation

Unlike kits which make guns completely automatic (which are already illegal), bump stocks and other devices are now legal because they do not make guns completely automatic, but rather increase the rate of fire. It does, however, give Republicans and the gun lobby the opportunity to demonstrate they're not entirely immutable to policy change in the aftermath of shocking gun violence, and more importantly for their political calculus, the opportunity to frame the sudden change of heart as a ...