Positive signals in US gun control debate

(VOVWORLD) - US gun control has seen positive signals, with the government, Republican congressmen, and the National Rifle Association expressing readiness to discuss gun restrictions.
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Democratic officials are drafting a new law on gun ownership following the massacre in Las Vegas.

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After decades of no compromising, Republicans have agreed to at least discuss gun restrictions, an explosive issue in the US.

Senior Party leader say they are ready to ban sales of a device known as a bump fire stock that allows semiautomatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles.

On Sunday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he never heard of the device until the recent Las Vegas shooting and urged the Trump administration to consider the issue carefully. 

White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said the US government is ready for a debate with the goal of healing and uniting the US and members of the two parties and others have showed a keenness to join the debate.

Democratic officials are drafting a new law on gun ownership following the massacre in Las Vegas.

The National Rifle Association, one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in the US, has previously resisted any and all gun control measures, but says it’s ready to restrict some devices to additional regulations.

Police say Stephen Paddock modified his semiautomatic rifles to fire like automatic weapons, and used them to kill 58 people and wound hundreds more as he fired from the 32nd floor of a hotel in Las Vegas.

After the shooting, the bloodiest massacre in modern US history, President Donald Trump said his administration will look into whether to ban the device "in the next short period of time".

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