Las Vegas shooting opens gun law debate anew

Las Vegas shooting opens gun law debate anew

The announcement about the Bill came days after the tragic shooting massacre in Las Vegas, Nevada.

We must be careful about politicizing death and trauma to further our agendas, but I for one am exhausted of hearing that statement. These are military-style assault weapons that were created to kill as many people as possible as quickly as possible. However, he fell short on that last point and turned back to the gun laws, outlining the changes he would propose before taking aim at Trump again.

Presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Thursday that "we're certainly open to having that conversation".

If they notice that you are acting abnormal gun dealers will not sell you any weapons. "If we can't discuss it when almost 600 people are shot by one man armed with 23 guns he apparently bought legally-then when CAN we discuss it exactly?" Yet the purchasing of fully automatic weapons has been significantly restricted in the United States since the 1930s.

A bump stock is a device that modifies the stock, or part that pushes against your shoulder, in a rifle and uses the force of the recoil of a shot to "pull the trigger".

Because there is not a federal background check required, it is up to sellers whether to keep a record of bump stock sales.

The Las Vegas shooter had no history of mental illness. In other words, the bump stock, trigger crank and similar pieces of equipment dodge federal gun laws meant to keep most people from getting their hands on guns that fire bullets continuously and rapidly with a single pull of the trigger.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) joined the White House in rejecting any discussion of preventative measures that Congress might take, saying on Tuesday, "I think it's premature to be discussing legislative solutions, if there are any".

"For $400 you can have as close to a full automatic weapon without spending $20,000", said Rex Gore, Owner of Black Wing Shooting Center.

There will always be the argument that people who "really want guns" will get them no matter what, but taking important steps in prevention would significantly lower that number, and why wouldn't you want to work toward the possibility of saving as many lives as possible, even if there will always be outliers?

But here in Wisconsin and elsewhere, numerous politicians in power actually want to make our gun laws even looser than they already are.

"At least one of the weapons in the photographs appears to have been modified with a 'bump stock, ' a device that allows a semiautomatic rifle to fire rounds faster, at a rate similar to a fully automatic weapon". The killer in Las Vegas apparently used the legal bump stock devices on legal rifles, essentially converting them into automatic weapons, which are banned.

Feinstein said legitimate accessories used by hunters would be exempt. And finally, how about a yearly sanity check for anyone owning a gun.