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After the Las Vegas tragic shooting, more and more celebrities are taking to social media in support of stricter gun control rules in the US.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans in Congress of being "a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America" as she and other Democrats bemoaned the lack of action by the GOP majority to address gun violence after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

There isn't a federal ban on the part, but the state Department of Justice says bump stocks are illegal in California - citing a law banning manual or power-driven trigger activating devices created to increase the rate of fire.

After listening to recordings taken during Sunday night's shooting, some experts say the gunman could have used a fully automatic weapon or a semiautomatic weapon that was modified to increase its firing speed.

Since the shooting, it's been revealed that a device called a "bump-fire stock" was discovered on firearms found in suspected shooter Stephen Paddock's hotel room.

But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Thursday that she welcomed the NRA's latest statement, adding that the administration is "certainly open to having that conversation".

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the second ranking Republican in the Senate, told reporters Wednesday that trigger accelerators "is something that I think bears looking into, and I talked to Chairman Grassley of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and I believe that once the investigation is complete and we learn all aspects of what contributed to this event, then we should have a hearing and look into it".

In a probable effort to avoid controversy, Wal-Mart Stores Inc and sporting goods store Cabela's both appeared to pull bump stocks from their websites on Wednesday.

The revelation that Paddock's weapons had such devices attached has caught the attention of some lawmakers.

But there are also less expensive legal products that can allow semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15, which are much more widely available, to fire hundreds of rounds per minute.

It was a rare concession for all concerned. They blocked background check legislation after the shooting deaths of elementary school children in CT in 2012, and took no action despite intense pressure from Democrats, including a House floor sit-in, after last year's bloodbath at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The National Rifle Association has said the devices should be "subject to additional regulations". The magazine known as Mother Jones tracked mass shootings from 1982 to 2012 in the United States and found that for every one killer who obtained a firearm illegally nearly five killers obtained theirs legally. But to do that, the left must first stop making stuff up about guns.

A bump stock is a firearm accessory used to accelerate gunfire, essentially turning a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic.

The device is more of a novelty item than a popular seller, according to several gun dealers, in part because it sacrifices accuracy and uses so much costly ammunition.

The device basically replaces the gun's shoulder rest, with a "support step" that covers the trigger opening. Because it creates a significant rocking motion it also means that the gun is "spraying" bullets and it's hard to hit a target.

"We have to get more education on what they are", Ryan said.

The NRA warned against trying to disarm Americans at large based on the Las Vegas shooting.


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