The gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting was armed with 23 AR-style weapons, 14 of them fitted with “bump stocks” that allowed them to mimic fully automatic fire. The devices were little-known before they were used in the Oct. 1 rampage, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. And in the immediate aftermath, … Continue reading What’s happened to bump stocks in the year since Las Vegas?
Legislation Continues Connecticut’s Ongoing Efforts to Prevent Gun Violence while Congress Does Nothing (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed into law legislation that bans bump stocks and other enhancements that increase the rate of fire for semiautomatic weapons, including trigger cranks, binary trigger systems, and other modifications. The Governor proposed the ban … Continue reading CONNECTICUT | Gov. Malloy Signs Legislation Banning Bump Stocks and Other Rate of Fire Enhancements
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the largest public pension funds in the nation voted Wednesday to use its financial might to pressure gun retailers across the country to stop selling military-style assault weapons and accessories like rapid-fire “bump stocks” used at the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. The $222.5 billion California State Teachers’ … Continue reading WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif | Giant California teacher pension system targets gun sellers
WASHINGTON/February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied … Continue reading Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks
WASHINGTON/October 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The National Rifle Association is opposing a ban on “bump stocks” like the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns, stressing its support for more limited regulations. The powerful lobby last week surprised many gun control advocates by embracing possible restrictions on the … Continue reading NRA opposes full ban on ‘bump stocks’ used by Vegas gunman