Congressional Republicans eye 'bump stocks' after Las Vegas massacre

Republican lawmakers on Thursday said they would look into “bump stock” gun accessories after a retiree used rifles equipped with them to rain gunfire onto a Las Vegas concert, killing 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The influential National Rifle Association, which has opposed efforts to pass federal gun legislation following past mass shootings, said it would not oppose the move. It said the devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to behave as fully automatic weapons should be subject to additional regulations.

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Congressional Republicans eye 'bump stocks' after Las Vegas massacre

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