Paul Ryan: ‘We Need to Look Into’ Legislative Action on Bump Stocks

Paul Ryan said he’s willing to consider a vote on whether to ban bump stocks, along with other modifiers that make semi-automatic guns function like automatic weapons.

In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, the House Speaker was asked about the device used by the Las Vegas shooter to increase the firing power of his weapons during the massacre. Ryan said that he — along with other members of Congress — only learned about bump stocks earlier this week, but the legality of such accessories is worth discussing

“I didn’t even know what they were until this week, and I’m an avid sportsman,” said Ryan. “So I think we’re quickly coming up to speed with what this is. Fully automatic weapons have been banned for a long time. Apparently this allows you to take a semi-automatic, turn it into a fully automatic, so clearly that’s something that we need to look into.”

Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger also took a firm stance on bump stocks in an appearance on CNN Thursday morning, calling on the ATF to look into the legality of such devices:

Watch above, via NBC.

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