California Democratic icon, Diane Feinstein, went against the current of her party by saying that no gun laws could have prevented the Las Vegas violence that took place last week. The massacre took the lives of 58 people and injured more than 500.
The Democratic senator is a long-standing anti-Second Amendment politician. She appeared on multiple TV shows pushing new legislation to ban “bump stocks” in response to the shootings. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, used this device in his spree that killed and injured so many people. But Feinstein surprised many by saying twice on Sunday that no gun control laws would have stopped the mass shooting.
“No,” said Feinstein in reply to a question if there could “have been any law passed that would’ve stopped” the shooting. “He passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions,” she told CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson.
Feinstein reiterated the same comment on another program, which brought clarity to any confusion about whether she misspoke about any laws preventing the disaster.
“I don’t know. I would have to take a good look at that and really study it. I’m not sure there is any set of laws that could have prevented it,” she said.
The stalwart senator is promoting legislation aimed at outlawing bump stocks, an accessory that can increase the rate of fire in a weapon. Feinstein said that she “appreciated” the NRA’s “step forward” after they pressed the government to review regulations of bump stocks. She said that Congress must pass a law banning the device.
“Regulations aren’t going to do it. We need a law,” she said. “It can’t be changed by another president. Right now we’re seeing one president change actions of a – of a president that came before him, and that would happen in this area.”
Feinstein also reported that she had some “interest” from the Congressional Republicans to work on a law banning bump stocks, but did not provide any names.
“We have Republican interest. I have nobody lined up; we have 38 cosponsors, they’re all Democratic,” she said. “We’ve had individuals that have indicated an interest and particularly for a hearing.”
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