Senators Introduce Bill to Ban ‘Bump Stocks’ Used in Las Vegas Shooting

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would ban so-called “bump stocks” in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history in Las Vegas. “There’s no better way to honor the 59 people who were slaughtered than to take action,” Feinstein said at a press conference announcing the legislation, adding that her daughter was supposed to attend the concert but decided against it last-minute. According to police in Las Vegas, the shooter, Stephen Paddock, had 12 bump-stocks attached to his weapons. “There is no legitimate reason or excuse in recreation or hunting for a bump-stock device,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) added.