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Rep. Titus Introduces Bill To Limit So-Called 'Bump Stocks'

Nevada Democratic Representative Dina Titus introduced legislation Wednesday that proposes to ban the manufacture, possession, transfer, sale or importation of bump stocks like the one Stephen Paddock used in Sunday night’s mass shooting on the Strip.

The Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act prohibits the sale of bump stocks, which were developed within the past decade to modify semi-automatic rifles to act nearly like automatic weapons.

When replacing the fixed stock on a rifle, a bump stock allows the shooter to fire at a rate of 400 to 800 rounds per minute, replicating the rate of fire of a fully automatic weapon.

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Last night, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that the Las Vegas shooter had 12 bump stocks attached to rifles in his hotel room.