WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would outlaw the sale of bump fire stocks, which were used in Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.
“There is no better way to honor the 59 people who were slaughtered than to take action to prevent this from happening yet again,” Feinstein said at a news conference in which she was accompanied by two of the bill’s 26 co-sponsors.
The legislation does not yet have any Republican co-sponsors.
A bump fire stock is an attachment that enables semi-automatic guns to operate in a capacity similar to automatic weapons.
Feinstein said that her daughter had planned to stay at the Mandalay Bay hotel on Sunday night as well as attend the nearby country music concert but did not follow through with her plans.
The shooter fired from the 32nd floor of the hotel onto the crowd of concertgoers gathered on a lot across the street.
The mass shooting was the deadliest in U.S. history. Authorities report that 59 people were killed and at least 527 others were injured.