Top Republican Calls For Ban On Device Used By Vegas Gunman

The former chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee said Wednesday that the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to convert a semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic weapon should be banned.

Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas), a gun owner himself, may be the first Republican in Congress to call for a ban on so-called “bump stocks.”

“I think they should be banned. There’s no reason for a typical gun owner to own anything that converts a semi-automatic to something that behaves like an automatic,” Flores told The Hill in an interview just off the House floor.

“Based on the videos I heard and saw, and now that I’ve studied up on what a bump stock is — I didn’t know there was such a thing — there’s no reason for it,” Flores said.

Read more at The Hill.