News of Las Vegas horror came on Gandhi's birthday

Police stand Monday at the scene of a mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas Nevada

Police stand Monday at the scene of a mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas Nevada

In essence, it uses the momentum of the gun's recoil to rapidly bump the trigger, allowing the gun to fire much faster, albeit with less accuracy. Call your representatives demanding a "no" vote on NRA legislation and for the passage of prohibitions on rapid-fire guns and accessories in the United States.

"This is about slaughtering human beings", Harris said, "and we gotta understand that we have it in our power and control to do something about this". No other country in the world endures the endless mass shootings caused by our gun worship. But bump stocks - devices that weren't part of the American lexicon before Monday - have shed new light on an old debate.

"Politicizing this bad tragedy is, I think, beyond disgusting", Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Monday afternoon. Others, like Virginia, Colorado and West Virginia, were in swing states who could face significant challengers.

Republicans' openness to learn more about the idea is a far cry from the staunch opposition most have held in recent years to proposals that would regulate firearms. In essence, this $200 device circumvents legislation passed by Congress more than 30 years ago that bans the sale of new automatic weapons.

While automatic weapons are tightly regulated in the United States, the use of bump-fire stocks in semi-automatic weapons is legal. Therefore, members argue, it's hard not to take a look at a device that would transition a legal weapon into one that fires at a rate similar to the tightly restricted ones.

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The guard, who was aged about 50 and named as Damião Soares dos Santos, was badly burnt and later died of his injuries. It is understood the children who died were all aged four.

In another significant development, Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC, the key voice behind the so-called gun silencer bill that awaits a vote in the House, said he would be open to debating the bump stock issue and plans to talk to more of his Republican colleagues.

"I didn't even know what they were until this week and I'm an avid sportsman", Ryan said. "So, I think we're quickly coming up to speed with what this is".

In separate posts, the site wrote that host Chris Cuomo spread "fake news" about bump stocks and that host John Berman "flaunted his lack of firearm knowledge" by saying that the bump stock converts a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic weapon.

"Apparently this allows you to take a semi-automatic and turn it into a fully automatic, so clearly that's something that we need to look into", he explained. "We don't need weapons of war on the streets of America".

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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"Let's wait", said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who has repeatedly introduced bipartisan legislation to toughen background checks and expand them to all commercial firearm sales, including gun show and internet purchases.

"I think we are on the verge of a breakthrough when it comes to sensible gun policy", Curbelo told reporters Thursday.

"Bump stocks essentially circumvent strict and accepted laws against automatic weapons", said Sen.

"Nothing enduring can be built on violence", he said, quoting Gandhi just hours after Stephen Paddock fired round after round into a concert crowd on the Las Vegas Strip.

In the meantime, many GOP senators remain cautious about throwing their support behind regulating an accessory they are just learning about.

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The IOC investigation will be the first test of the newly elected members of the Ethics Commission including chair Ban Ki Moon. At the time, he was detained and questioned and authorities confiscated his passport.

And on Wednesday, the site ran a story titled "Five Key Facts About Bump-Stock Devices". "I'm not for any gun control, okay?"

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