House Republicans shy away from action on ‘bump stocks,’ hoping the ATF deals with it(Ryan punts) msn ^ | Oct. 11, 2p17 | Mike DeBonis

House Republicans shy away from action on ‘bump stocks,’ hoping the ATF deals with it(Ryan punts)
msn ^ | Oct. 11, 2p17 | Mike DeBonis

Posted on 10/12/2017, 12:51:48 PM by Red Steel

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan backed away Wednesday from legislative action to ban “bump stocks,” the device a mass shooter used in Las Vegas earlier this month to create machine-gun-like rapid fire from his legal semiautomatic rifle, killing 58.

Instead, Ryan and many of his fellow House Republicans hope the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will act administratively to outlaw the devices, which the agency ruled legal in 2010. …

“We think the regulatory fix is the smartest, quickest fix, and then, frankly, we’d like to know how it happened in the first place,” Ryan (Wis.) told reporters Wednesday. He did not discuss pursuing legislation to address the issue. …

bill, sponsored by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), would make it illegal to manufacture, own or transfer any device that “is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.”

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com

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