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Now can we talk about gun control legislation?

Now can we talk about gun control legislation?

Democrats in both the House and Senate unveiled new legislation Wednesday to ban the low-priced device used by the Las Vegas gunman to rapidly fire semi-automatic rifles like machine guns in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

"No person should possess a device that turns a semi-automatic rifle into the equivalent of a machine gun", said Cicilline in a statement.

Shortly after the news of the Las Vegas shooting spread, many people with gun experience have noticed the unusual firing rate, which seemed to be sometimes slower and sometimes faster.

The group's support comes following the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas earlier in the week and amid calls to ban the devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to simulate automatic weapon fire.

But lawmakers said the bump stock is a loophole because it is an accessory or add-on.

A part of that debate is now focused on what the AP called a little-known device, the "bump stock". It can reportedly allow a gun to shoot hundred of rounds per minute. In an appearance on CNN Thursday morning (Oct. 5) White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also blamed the ATF under Obama for not regulating bump stocks further.

Some states, like New York, New Jersey and California have additional gun regulations to federal statutes that effectively "ban" modifiers like the bump stock.

Lesser plans to introduce legislation banning bump stocks and he's hoping for bipartisan support. Ngo said bump stocks can range between $200 and $300.

However, even shooting experts agree, a gun outfitted with a bump stock is nearly impossible to aim and there is really no goal for them besides novelty.

Some other Republicans, including Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, said they were willing to at least examine Feinstein's bill on bump stock devices.

"They're legal because they're not changing the mechanics of the weapon itself", said Sgt. Heindenreich.

During a press briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the White House would be open to such a conversation.

The bill is the opening salvo from Democrats in their latest push for gun control legislation following the Las Vegas shooting. "And I think a lot of people are making assumptions based on poor information". "Accordingly, we find that the "bump-stock" is a firearm part and is not regulated as a firearm under Gun Control Act or the National Firearms Act".

The shooter reportedly committed suicide as police attempted to enter his room.