House Responds to Vegas Shooting With Bill to Ban Bump Stocks

In the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history last week in Las Vegas, bipartisan legislation was announced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to ban bump stocks and similar devices that increase the rate of fire when placed onto a semiautomatic rifle.

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The Real WMDs

For the second time in as many calendar years, I awoke Monday to the words “worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history” and wondered how long the new record will stand in a nation that, inexplicably, lets this happen again and again because we won’t give up our guns or, in the alternative, put reasonable restrictions on who can own them and what kinds are allowed.

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At Least 58 Killed as Gunman Opens Fire at Las Vegas Concert

A gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 500 as tens of thousands of frantic concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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