Sen. Dianne Feinstein says daughter almost attended Las Vegas country music festival

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein says daughter almost attended Las Vegas country music festival

Sen. Dianne Feinstein says daughter almost attended Las Vegas country music festival

Twelve of the 23 weapons law enforcement found in Paddock's hotel room were outfitted with bump stocks - devices that can be attached to semi-automatic rifles to dramatically increase their rate of fire.

It looks as though politicians from both major parties have decided that something is a ban on bump stocks, until this week a device little known outside of gun enthusiast circles.

Feinstein held a press conference Wednesday to discuss her bill, where she told reporters her daughter had planned to go to the concert and stay at Mandalay Bay. But they are legal under federal firearms rules, and can be purchased without the rigorous background check and other restrictions on an automatic weapon. The device enables many semi-automatic weapons to fire like a near-fully automatic one using the gun's natural recoil to make it fire faster.

Senator Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday reintroduced part of a bill she first brought forward after 20 children and six adults were killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in December 2012.

'The searing noise of that staccato firing in Las Vegas that every body has now heard countless times should be a wake-up call to this Congress, ' said Blumenthal when he took his turn at the podium.

But Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said her party should be careful not to push too hard. Joe Manchin says he plans to meet with GOP Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), said he's talked to Republicans who are privately sympathetic.

"Closing this loophole shouldn't be a partisan issue", Feinstein said.

The Legislature did pass bills that would make it easier to prosecute someone who tries to buy a firearm who can't legally own one, and to notify a victim of domestic violence if their abuser illegally tries to buy a gun. "We know the power that's on the other side". "But they will soon start unleashing fire and brimstone alerting their supporters of their continued absolutist position". To be clear, those who believe that gun control or one law is going to put an end to mass shootings are, unfortunately, severely shortsighted. Representative Mark Meadows, the head of the conservative Freedom Caucus, also said he would be open to considering a bill, while Representative Bill Flores, Republican of Texas, called for an outright 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. "I think we need a hearing in the Judiciary Committee".

Under the National Firearms Act, the sale, manufacture and transfer of automatic weapons are illegal.

"We have to come together, Republicans and Democrats, to really analyze how we deal with these mass shootings", Ruppersberger said.

Also on Wednesday, Rep.

In his comments, Ryan said that he - like a lot of members of Congress - just learned about the accessories in recent days. "Something has got to change".