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Congress hasn’t sorted out what to do about bump stocks. The Texas shooting isn’t likely to jump-start debate, either.

November 7, 2017
Ed O'Keefe, Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
The massacre that killed more than two dozen people at a Texas church on Sunday isn’t likely to jump-start attempts on Capitol Hill to enact fresh legislation addressing gun violence or mental health, according to lawmakers in both parties.
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Trump says minorities ‘want’ and ‘need’ more police protection than other Americans

October 12, 2017
Philip Rucker, Damian Paletta | The Washington Post
Trump placed the blame for what he described as rampant murders and shootings squarely on Democratic politicians. “Don't forget, the Democrats have ruled the inner cities for 100 years,” he said. “This is their rule.”
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Restrictions on ‘bump stock’ would take action from Congress

October 7, 2017
Erica Werner, Sadie Gurman | The Associated Press
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives could reconsider the lawfulness of “bump stock” devices like the ones used by the Las Vegas gunman only if Congress amends existing gun laws or passes new legislation banning the accessories that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic machine guns.
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A pair of crises tests Trump’s presidential empathy

October 7, 2017
Julie Pace, Jonathan Lemire | The Associated Press
As the death toll from the shooting in Las Vegas rapidly rose, White House officials urged President Donald Trump to show restraint in his response: No speculative tweets, please. No over-the-top bluster.

Gun debate returns after Las Vegas shooting

October 6, 2017
The debate about how to prevent similar events has started again in Washington after the Las Vegas shooting.
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Remembering the Las Vegas shooting victims

October 6, 2017
Watch a video tribute to the 58 victims.
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NRA Makes Rare Endorsement Of Regulations

October 6, 2017
Susan Davis | NPR
The NRA came out in support of regulating bump stocks, like those possessed by the Las Vegas shooter, as some Republican lawmakers warmed to the idea of a ban on the devices.
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NRA support for restricting ‘bump stocks’ reflects impact of Las Vegas massacre

October 6, 2017
Ed O'Keefe, Elise Viebeck, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
The NRA’s position Thursday reflected an about-face on a long-standing position of opposing most gun restrictions, a position founded on the philosophy of the “slippery slope” — that allowing such legislation would beget still more, until law-abiding gun owners were deprived of their Second Amendment right to bear arms.
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