A comparison by The New York Times said while automatic rifles can fire 98 shots in seven seconds, in the Las Vegas shooting, semi-automatic rifles used with a bump stock fired 90 shots in 10 seconds.
But many conservative media outlets, which often mirror sentiments among the base and help stoke action, aren't convinced.
The most prominent USA gun lobby group on Thursday said it agrees to placing restriction on a device that accelerates gunfire, after a version of it was discovered in the arsenal of Las Vegas killer Stephen Paddock, who was behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
Breitbart News has run several articles in the last several days criticizing Republicans for considering legislation to ban the gun modifications.
"Look, I didn't even know what they were until earlier this week", House Speaker Paul Ryan told MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt on Thursday.
The argument for the legality of bump fire stocks is that the rifle itself remains semi-automatic. "Bump-fire stocks, while simulating automatic fire, do not actually alter the firearm to fire automatically, making them legal under current federal law". Moreover, Breitbart Second Amendment columnist AWR Hawkins wrote that eliminating them would be part of a "typical leftist war on the poor".
Senate majority leader Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday she is introducing legislation to ban bump fire stocks in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.
The Federalist repeatedlymocked gun control proponents on the left advocating for banning bump stocks, pointing out that individuals could teach themselves to bump-fire without the stocks. Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control.
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. It frees the weapon to slide back and forth rapidly, harnessing the energy from recoil when the weapon fires.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives approved the devices for sale in 2010.
"Let's stay focused on the possible", she said.
Maybe the NRA is also motivated by genuine belief that bump stocks are a bad thing and need to be more regulated. Other further to his right also seemed open to at least discussing the issue: Rep. Dave Brat told Business Insider that he'd be open to debating bump stocks.
The White House says President Donald Trump welcomes a review of US policy on so-called bump stock devices that legally make semi-automatic rifles into faster-firing automatic weapons.
Kurdish leaders say if Iraq's Kurdish region votes "Yes", it'll give them a mandate to negotiate secession from Iraq. In Kirkuk, the epicenter of the territorial dispute, the governor imposed a nighttime curfew after the vote.
Mr Modi also said that their use of harsh language can not be a substitute for substantive charges against his government. Jaitley also said that the Prime Minister will announce an important scheme for the poor at 6:30 pm on Monday.
Star Trek: Discovery is here and fans had plenty of feelings about the newest addition to the Star Trek family. This Star Trek series is also making history as the first to run exclusively on a digital platform.
Hurricane Maria is expected to cause rough seas and surf throughout the east coast, but especially near the Outer Banks. The National Hurricane Center forecast is for the storm to turn to the northeast and head out to sea overnight.
Charlie Morton pitched into the sixth inning to earn his career-best 14th victory, and Ken Giles got three outs for his 34th save. The concept of a bullpen game in the postseason may seem far-fetched but so is expecting to win with Porcello or Fister.
The French worldwide suffered the injury in Saturday's 5-0 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium. Benjamin Mendy suffered an injury during Manchester City's win against Crystal Palace .
More than two million people live in impoverished Gaza, which has been blockaded by Israel and Egypt for years. Fawzy traveled to Gaza to meet the Palestinian government, following a meeting in Ramallah with Abbas.
The former-Bayern player faces a tough challenge ahead, starting with a league match against Hertha Berlin on Sunday. The game in Paris showed clearly that we had to take action. "It's also the last game before the global break".
On average, analysts anticipate that Darden Restaurants will post $4.47 earnings per share for the current year. Finance Architects holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Darden Restaurants, Inc . (NYSE: DRI ) for 6,235 shares.
Broadcast is a new feature that allows one Google Home device to broadcast a message to the other devices in the home. The voice match feature will also be launched in all seven countries where Google Assistant is live at the moment.
He also sought to console his followers over their recent defeats, saying the top priority for Muslims is to "satisfy" God. The Islamic State on Thursday released an audio recording of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Deadpool Director Producing Sonic The Hedgehog Movie
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Is Saturday Night Live new tonight, September 30th?
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United keep pressure on with Palace rout
To overtake City, United have to beat the Eagles as City will be playing against the defending champions Chelsea in this round. Nemanja Matic's presence meant that Fellaini was allowed to push forward, and he was devastating when the ball was in the air.
Irishwoman edged out in UKIP leadership contest
Following Bolton's election as leader, Nigel Farage tweeted: "I am delighted @_HenryBolton has won the UKIP leadership election". Activists stood outside the Ukip party conference with placards as they targeted former leader Nigel Farage .
United States review bilateral defense cooperation
I am happy to note that Secretary Mattis reaffirmed the United States position in support of these principles. The agendas of defence partnership and building weapon in India under Make in India program is very high.
Labour vows to cap credit card interest to fight debt crisis
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LDP Lawmaker Fukuda to Join Koike Aide's Planned Party (News)
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Carson Breaks With Trump In Alabama Senate Race
He called the investigation into Russia's possible role "the Russian hoax". "Though, we may go a little higher than that". A "state of the art missile defense system" is being designed here, Trump said, adding, "Thank you very much, Huntsville".