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CT Lawmakers Want to Ban Bump Shots After Las Vegas Massacre

CT Lawmakers Want to Ban Bump Shots After Las Vegas Massacre

Police said he had no ties to terrorist groups.

Dianne Feinstein, who has long expressed concern over the availability of such accessories, said Tuesday that Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock modified at least one of his weapons with a bump stock device, but she did not elaborate.

General manager Christopher Sullivan said Stephen Craig Paddock showed no signs of being unfit to buy weapons. "So that class, that was filled with geeks, and I don't know how I got in that class, but he fit right in in terms of the intelligence", Alarcon said. There's no affiliations. There's no church. "It's an open investigation", said a store employee, before hanging up. So far, they haven't found a motive for his attack.

State police said if someone unlawfully possesses or converts a semiautomatic into an automatic weapon that it would violate CT law.

Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy tweeted, "To my colleagues: Your cowardice to act can not be whitewashed by thoughts and prayers".

"Why can't we stop this?"

Paddock apparently used an AR-15.

"This session the legislature needs to ban bump-stocks and other devices that turn legal semi-automatic firearms into lethal fully-automatic machine guns". "It has a slider mechanism where the recoil causes the finger to go back and forth to hit the trigger repeatedly to simulate fully automatic".

The weapon used in Las Vegas was something in between that nobody saw coming.

Now, as police continue their investigation into Paddock, discussion has already begun on what role, if any, the state's gun laws may have played in what has become the largest mass shooting event in recent USA history.

Snyder said authorities are still determining which firearms were used in the shooting.

"To those who say we can't talk about machine gun massacres right after the massacre: I'm done waiting for the "right time" to talk about it".

But the shooting, where more than 50 people were killed and more than 500 injured, has again highlighted a distinction about firearms that is important to know: the difference between automatic and semi-automatic rifles.

Instead of using a crank, there's a legal way to make a rifle act like an automatic.

Federal law makes it hard - and expensive - for the average person to get their hands on a fully automatic weapon.

Such devices are not outlawed because the trigger is still pulled for each round, even though the rate is faster than possible using only one's finger.

Paddock, 64 at the time of Sunday's shooting, grew up to become a successful real estate investor who owned a number of apartments and houses, according to his brother Eric Paddock.

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