House GOP members write ATF asking for examination of strike stocks

In the arise of the lethal Las Vegas shooting, 3 House Republicans have sent a minute to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) asking for the group to reevaluate the legality of strike bonds or inclination used to boost the liberate rate of a firearm. About a dozen of these inclination were found in the hotel room of the Las Vegas shooter. 

The letter, penned by Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, with co-leaders Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, and Martha McSally, R-Arizona, said: Now is not a time to politicize a tragedy or bring politics into the grieving, but it is a time to simulate on what has happened and how we can work constructively on what can be finished to quell the impact of these evil, demented attackers.”

“The ATF must re-evaluate these devices, and it is my wish that they interpretation these mechanisms violate the spirit, if not the letter, of the law. In the meantime, my colleagues and we will consider legislative options, given these fully-automatic simulator inclination have no place in polite society,” the minute added. 

Similar calls have been done opposite the domestic spectrum in the issue of the shooting, showing pointed signs that the Republican-controlled Congress is compelled to take some form of movement on crafting gun assault legislation. 

On Tuesday, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate said that he thinks the top cover competence “take a look” at the thought of controlling strike stocks.

“That’s something we consider we’ll take a demeanour at,” Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, told reporters when asked about the strike bonds and semi-automatic weapons being illegally converted to fire entirely automatic.

Fellow Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, told CBSN anchor Elaine Quijano that he also may be open to the probability of controlling strike stocks, which concede semi-automatic weapons to impersonate the banishment rate of involuntary weapons. 

“We’ve got to find out the contribution and the sum first,” Lankford pronounced when asked if he was open to the probability of regulation.

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina pronounced it would be a “good time” to have a conference and suggested he would also consider looking at strike stocks.

On Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California became the first lawmaker given the sharpened to rigourously deliver a check that would anathema the sale, transfer, importation, make or possession of strike stocks, trigger cranks and identical accessories that accelerate a semi-automatic rifle’s rate of fire to obey fully-automatic fire. The magnitude already has 26 Democratic co-sponsors.

CBS News’ Rebecca Shabad and Blair Guild contributed to this report. 


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