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But what stood out in Sunday's massacre, when Paddock unloaded his guns on a crowd of 22,000 at a country music concert, was the rapid pace of fire.

Investigators recovered at least 16 guns, including assault rifles, from Paddock's room at the Mandalay Bay hotel, and another 18 firearms along with bomb-making materials at one of his two homes. The recoil of the shot then propels the rifle backwards into a gap in stationary stock, causing the rifle to bounce forward, "bumping" the trigger back into the shooter's unmoving finger.

Bump stocks "may be an area where we need to look to be sure the law is not being subverted", said Senator Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House wants to engage with Congress on the debate over bump stocks. But we did not react with shock, because gun violence is who we are, as Americans. Machine guns are defined in federal law as weapons that fire multiple rounds with one trigger pull. Among his weapons were high-powered rifles with the capacity to penetrate police armor, owned legally. Much of the confusion stems from the difference between a semi-automatic and an automatic weapon, or a machine gun. To be an automatic weapon, a rifle must be able to fire continuously by having the shooter press the trigger once. This firing rate inconsistency is different from an automatic rifle, but could be explained by the use of a bump fire stock.

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They refused to entertain Democratic demands to expand background checks for gun purchases and tighten restrictions on semi-automatic weapons, but also shelved their own House bill that would have loosened access to gun silencers. He said that while business hasn't slowed since the shooting, he also doesn't think it should prompt legal changes when it comes to purchasing guns. "And frankly, what I experienced was when there was a shooter, luckily we had Capitol Police with their own guns".

For opinion outside the scope of reaction to incidents such as Las Vegas, CNN cites the most recent in-depth public polling on gun control from the Pew Research Center via two surveys conducted this spring.

Most gun sales are by federally licensed vendors who must put buyers through background checks.

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow qualified people to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows residents to carry concealed firearms.

Battlefield Vegas has military-themed packages, like the "Cold War: Warsaw Pact", that lets participants fire a total of 115 rounds for $199.

The purchasing of fully automatic weapons has been significantly restricted in the USA since the 1930s.

Jill Snyder, special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, told reporters that 12 of the weapons found in Paddock's hotel room had bump stock devices.