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Las Vegas shooting suspect's father was once one of FBI's Most Wanted


And despite federal limits, it is relatively easy for someone in Nevada to make a semi-automatic rifle fire like an automatic weapon.

The paper said Benjamin Hoskins Paddock lived in Oregon's Eugene-Springfield area for several years under the name Bruce Werner Ericksen.

How Fast Is a Rifle With a Bump Stock?

"Bump fire stocks-while simulating automatic fire-do not actually alter the firearm to fire automatically making them legal under current federal law".

Authorities are still looking for a motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, Oct. 1.

As explained in the MSNBC clip above, Paddock had 23 guns - all of which were purchased legally - in his Mandalay hotel room, including AK-47 and AR-15-style rifles affixed with bump stock modifications.

Feinstein had previously attempted to ban bump stocks in 2013, one month after 20 children were mowed down with an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT, but the legislation - which included an assault weapons ban - was defeated in the Senate.

Cazes did sell the bump stocks four years ago, but doesn't carry them in his store anymore.

Regardless of who's trying to buy - the governor of Washington wants it off the market.

It didn't take long for politics to come into play with the tragedy unfolding - Specifically, the issue of automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines capable of firing hundreds of rounds before reloading. "I'm sure the son knew that he had escaped, knew he was a fugitive, but that's all he knew". Voters have overwhelmingly approved common-sense laws to strengthen background checks and empower families to keep guns away from a loved one in crisis.

"As much as we might hope to we cannot banish evil from the earth, Congress can't do that, the president can't do that", he said from the Senate floor.

"This session the legislature needs to ban bump-stocks and other devices that turn legal semi-automatic firearms into lethal fully-automatic machine guns".

"We'll get hold of some folks in the industry and find out what they do and we'll look at Dianne's bill and make a decision in due time", said Sen.

"He was kind of quiet, but I just remembered him being a nice guy", said former California State Assembly Member Richard Alarcon, who attended John H. Francis Polytechnic High School with Paddock, and knew him since he was seven. "The "can't talk about it now" crowd is killing us". "And it saddens me in my heart", said Cazes. They are investigating whether those items were used to modify weapons used in the massacre, according to the officials, who were briefed by law enforcement and spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still unfolding.

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