Republicans Express Willingness to Support Bill to Ban Bump stocks

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According to the Texas senator, “I own a lot of guns. As a hunter and sportsman, I think that’s our right as Americans. But, I don’t understand the use of this bump stock. It seems like an obvious are we ought to explore and see if it’s something Congress needs to act on.”

On the other hand, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina also suggested a congressional hearing about bump stocks. He stated, “I think it’d be a good time to have a hearing. Just to find out— how does the technology work and is there a legislative solution?”

Another Republican senator, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said he will likely support a bill prohibiting bump stocks. He noted that automatic weapons are already illegal. Therefore, he had “no problem” supporting a bill banning devices that make semi-automatic rifle fire like automatic. Johnson is the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.

Meanwhile, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida commented, “We certainly want to learn more details on what occurred in Las Vegas.” He added, “If there are vulnerabilities in federal law that we should be addressing to prevent such attacks in the future, we would always be open to that.”

Sen. Feinstein proposed legislation to illegalize bump stocks

On Wednesday, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California introduced the Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act.  It will illegalize the sale, import, manufacture, transfer, and possession of bump stock and similar gun accessories