Republicans & NRA shift ground, consider limiting bump stocks

PEORIA,Ill - Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday Senior Republicans in congress are considering a bill that would ban the gun accessory bump stocks. Authorities say, Stephen Paddock, had 12 rifles outfitted with bump stocks in his hotel room, as he injured more than 500 people in a mass shooting on Sunday.

Congressman Rodney Davis who witnessed gun violence at a congressional softball practice in June, says he doesn't want any hasty decisions to be made but believes more can be done through non-partisan discussions.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger said, “ You look at potential copy cat killers, they may not utilize these devices, I think its partitive we move quickly on this that's why I'm going the ATF route.”

Some representatives from around the country admit that before this week, they had never heard of the gun accessory bump stocks.

Scott Tallyn, owns Tallyn’s Tactial Solutions in Peoria. He says bump stocks allow people who live in states where machine guns are illegal to experience similar gun activity inexpensively.

“Background check, $200 tax stamp, this avoids all that, it gives them the closest they would ever accomplish to getting to a machine gun, its not gonna be the same rate of speed but its going to be very close,” Taylln said.

Gun shops say they are seeing growing interest in the accessory ss gun owners become concerned about stricter gun control laws.

Taylln adds, “Little later this is one way that the civilian sector can say hey at least i have something close to that if not the real thing.”

Kinzinger says, “We're asking ATF -- which ruled in 2010 that these are technically compliant -- to reevaluate to see if this does violate spirit of the law. If the ATF determines that, they can have the force of law immediately. If they determine they can't in fact rule it that way, we'll look at legislative options.”

Since the Vegas shooting the price for bump stocks has jumped hundreds of dollars. On Thursday the NRA is asking the Federal Government to review whether bump stocks comply with laws and should be subject to further regulation.


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