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NRA opposes full ban on bump stocks used by Vegas gunman -

The National Rifle Association is opposing a ban on "bump stocks" like the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns, stressing its support for more limited regulations. The powerful lobby last week ...and more »

How the NRA resurrected the Second Amendment - Vox

Charlton Heston, former president of the NRA, at the group's convention. Candice Towell/Getty Images. It was said in 1989 after a gunman killed five children at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California. It was said in 1999 after two ...and more »

NRA opposes ban on bump stocks, devices used by Las Vegas shooter to speed up gunfire -

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The powerful U.S. gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, said on Sunday it would oppose an outright ban on bump-stock devices that the killer in the Las Vegas massacre of 58 people used to turn rifles into automatic ...and more »

The NRA Wasn't Always Against Gun Restrictions - NPR

Once again, and sadly not for the last time, a mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 stunned the nation and shocked the rest of the civilized world, spurring a national debate about guns and gun laws. And once again, and surely not for the last time ...and more »

The NRA's power: By the numbers - The Hill

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and its wide-ranging influence is back in the spotlight after the massacre in Las Vegas, with Democrats renewing their push for gun control measures that the gun rights group has long opposed. The group is among the ...and more »

Gun control dominates Sunday shows after Las Vegas massacre - The Hill

Gun control dominated discussions on Sunday morning political shows nearly a week after a gunman opened fire on the crowd at a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing more than 50 people. Sen. Dianne Feinstein · Dianne Emiel FeinsteinLawmakers ...and more »

Why Republicans Blamed the Las Vegas Massacre on “Evil” - New Republic

The devil went down to Vegas and shot 500 people last week. Such, at any rate, was the moral of Stephen Paddock's rampage for Senator John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, in a recent interview with CBS News: “I do not think that the United States ...and more »

Majority of Gun Owners Support Banning Bump Stocks, Post-Vegas Poll Shows - The Trace

Nearly three-fourths of registered voters in gun-owning households support a ban on bump stocks, the devices gunman Stephen Paddock used to make his semiautomatic rifle fire like a machine gun, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll conducted the ...and more »

Japan has almost completely eliminated gun deaths — here's how - Business Insider

Japan is a country of more than 127 million people, but it rarely sees more than 10 gun deaths a year. Culture is one reason for the low rate, but gun control is a major one, too. Japan has a long list of tests that applicants must pass before gaining ...and more »

8 facts about gun control in the US - Deutsche Welle

The legal basis for firearm possession in the US is enshrined in the Second Amendment of the Constitution. But how are guns regulated? DW looks at who can buy and sell them — and how one loophole undermines gun control. A gun. Gun control is one of ...and more »