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How America's gun lobby took the Republican Party hostage - Stuff.co.nz

Democrats rally on the steps of the US Capitol to urge for gun control legislation in wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The massacre of at least 58 people in Las Vegas is unlikely to galvanise US lawmakers to significantly tighten gun laws. The ...and more »

GOP Lawmaker Rebukes NRA Over Its Position on Bump Stocks - Newsmax

Head of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus Thomas Massie blasted the National Rifle Association for coming out against bump stocks in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, the Washington Examiner reported. Usually it's the NRA, considered ...and more »

5 charts that show how powerful the NRA is - Business Insider

REUTERS/John Sommers II The National Rifle Association represents less than a fifth of all American gun owners, yet it remains one of the most powerful gun rights lobbies in the United States. For decades, the NRA has successfully blocked federal ...and more »

NRA support for restricting 'bump stocks' reflects impact of Las Vegas massacre - Washington Post

The long-simmering debate in this country over gun rights took a dramatic turn Thursday when the National Rifle Association unexpectedly joined an effort to restrict a device used to accelerate gunfire in the Las Vegas massacre. The NRA's announcement ...and more »

Stephen Paddock used a "bump stock" to make his guns even deadlier - CBS News

Last Updated Oct 4, 2017 5:55 PM EDT. Machine guns, which fire multiple shots with one pull of the trigger, have been technically illegal since the mid-1980s. Yet while some of the guns that Stephen Paddock used to shoot more than 500 people in Las ...and more »

NRA backs new regulations on rapid-fire gun 'bump stocks' - KVOA Tucson News

WASHINGTON — In its first public statement since the deadliest shooting in modern American history, the National Rifle Association on Thursday called for new regulations on bump stocks that rapidly accelerate a weapons' rate of fire. "The National ...and more »

The NRA, potent foe of gun controls in the US - Yahoo News

Washington (AFP) - The latest US massacre, in which a lone man rained gunfire from a Las Vegas hotel window onto a country music concert below, killing 58 people, has again raised the issue of the country's lax gun regulation. But a week later, it's ...and more »

Las Vegas shooter had dozens of guns in arsenal, some of them from Texas - Dallas News

Guns from Texas were among the arsenal of firearms discovered in the Las Vegas hotel room and Nevada homes of the man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, officials said Tuesday night. Stephen Paddock had 23 guns with ...and more »

The hotel where the Las Vegas gunman stockpiled weapons for 3 days has been quiet about what happened — and ... - Business Insider

Legal experts say it's almost certain that some victims of the Las Vegas shooting will attempt to hold the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino liable in court. The shooter stayed in the hotel for three days, stockpiling 23 weapons. Even if the hotel staff ...and more »

Bump stocks used by Las Vegas gunman sell out - Radio New Zealand

Gun shops in the United States are reportedly selling out of a gun accessory known as a bump stock in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting. A bump stock device fits on a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing speed. Photo: AFP. The device ...and more »