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Call for ban on 'bump stocks' – owned by Las Vegas shooter – that boost rate of fire - The Guardian

Bump stocks were a novelty popular with YouTube gun enthusiasts wanting to simulate machine gun fire. Then they were found in a mass shooter's arsenal. NRA calls for 'additional regulations' on bump stocks · Lois Beckett · @loisbeckett. Tue 3 Oct 2017 ...and more »

NRA calls for curbs on device that makes rifles fully automatic - Financial Times

The National Rifle Association has called for restrictions on devices that in effect convert rifles into fully automatic weapons, in a rare move for the pro-gun group in the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas. The NRA called on the agency that regulates ...and more »

Las Vegas shooter recalled as intelligent gambler well-versed on gun rights - The Guardian

Australian partner of Stephen Paddock's girlfriend's sister recalls a man who was 'extremely intelligent, methodical, conservative – guarded – and strategic'. Joshua Robertson and David Smith. Wed 4 Oct 2017 11.25 EDT Last modified on Wed 4 Oct 2017 14 ...and more »

Revealed: Las Vegas killer's terrifying arsenal of FORTY-TWO guns, scopes and explosives found in hotel and home -

The retired accountant who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in US history had a terrifying arsenal of weapons at his disposal. Stephen Paddock, 64, has been identified as the lone gunman who killed at least 59 and injured 527 from his hotel ...and more »

NRA breaks silence after Vegas shooting to call for 'additional regulations' on bump stocks - The Guardian

The National Rifle Association has broken its silence four days after the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history to call for “additional regulations” on bump-fire stocks, which the Las Vegas shooter used to turn his semi-automatic rifles into ...and more »

'Guns are the problem': activists get tough on gun control after Vegas - The Guardian

While campaigners have for years championed background checks and other centrist demands, a new left wing to the movement is calling for bolder policies. Lois Beckett · @loisbeckett. Thu 5 Oct 2017 16.21 EDT First published on Thu 5 Oct 2017 10.23 EDT ...and more »

The Las Vegas shooting has reinvigorated calls for gun control - The Economist

IN THE parking lot below the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, a man with an American-flag baseball cap slumps on a bench next to his wife, whose dark sunglasses cover puffy eyes, as they wait for a taxi to the airport. Two cowboy hats lie between them ...and more »

The NRA made a concession on bump stocks – but did we all just get played? - The Guardian

The gun lobby's concession on bump stocks was barely a concession at all – but it may go some way to satisfy those demanding action after Las Vegas. Lois Beckett · @loisbeckett. Fri 6 Oct 2017 14.06 EDT Last modified on Fri 6 Oct 2017 15.25 EDT. Share ...and more »

Top Republicans signal they are open to certain gun control laws after Las Vegas shooting - The Independent

After resisting gun control legislation for decades, top Republicans have signalled they would be open to banning the device used to attack scores of people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Directly following the Las Vegas massacre ...and more »

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

Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association during their annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky on May 20, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II The National Rifle Association represents less than a ...and more »