WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the 1 October mass shooting, and renewed the call for a permanent ban on bump stocks – modifications used by the gunman that allows guns to fire bullets faster. The Justice Department enacted an administrative ban on bump stocks in 2018, but recent court challenges are pushing to overturn it.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Rosen renews calls for bump-stock ban
By Gary Martin
- Rosen, D-Nev., said bump stocks allowed a lone gunman to shoot more than a thousand rounds in just 10 minutes, a deadly barrage of bullets that killed 60 people and injured hundreds of other concertgoers attending an outdoor country music festival.
- She called on the Senate to pass legislation to permanently ban the devices “which allowed the shooter on One October to fire so many rounds and cause so much carnage.”
- After the shooting, Rosen said the Trump administration took regulatory action to stop sales and possession of bump stocks which now “faces a wave of troubling legal challenges that threaten to reverse that progress.”
Reporter: “In the address, Senator Rosen called on the Senate to pass legislation that will permanently ban bump stocks. You may remember, Nevada passed a law banning bump stocks in 2019.”
Reporter: “Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen pushed for the Senate to ban bump stocks – a device used in the [1 October] attack that increases a gun’s fire rate. Bump stocks are already banned both federally and in Nevada, but she says regulations to restrict them are now facing legal challenges and insists that Congress passing a permanent ban is a crucial step.”