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.
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