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Sun Feb 18, 2018, 11:10 AM

Gowdy: I would support a ban on instrument that converts a semi-automatic weapon [View all]

Source: The Hill

BY MALLORY SHELBOURNE - 02/18/18 11:01 AM EST

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said Sunday that he supports a ban on devices that can alter semi-automatic weapons.

“I am fine with doing away with any instrumentality that converts a semi automatic to a fully automatic,” Gowdy told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

The South Carolina lawmaker’s comment comes after 17 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a South Florida high school. The shooting caused Democrats to renew calls for gun control legislation. Gowdy said he is “happy” to ask Congressional leadership about a future vote on gun legislation, but also said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) “could regulate bump stocks tomorrow.”

The ATF declared in 2010 that bump stocks, a device that can be used to increase a semi-automatic rifle’s rate of fire, were not subject to regulation.

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Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/374447-gowdy-i-would-support-a-ban-on-instrument-that-converts-a-semi-automatic

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