Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, recently fielded questions about the idea of new gun control legislation in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.
According Senator Grassley it doesn’t seem likely.
“As we’re developing legislation, you’ve got to develop the legislation so you can get 60 votes.”
“If you were considering the situation in Las Vegas and what happened, is there anything we could’ve had on the books already that would’ve prevented that?” Grassley asked. “You need to make sure legislation really solves the problem. Is there anything we could’ve done in the past that would’ve kept that from happening?”
Obviously, Senator Grassley’s opinion is not what reporters were hoping for and they pressed the issue. A local reporter asked:
What about the availability of “bump stocks”? – the firearm add-ons that allow semiautomatic rifles to fire rounds at a rate similar to automatic weapons? The Las Vegas