Ryan: Don’t need law to dump ‘bump’

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Lisa Mas­caro Tri­bune Washington Bureau With Ja­son Silverstein

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan, sid­ing with the National Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion, said Wednesday he prefers lim­it­ing “bump stocks” used in the Las Ve­gas mas­sacre through ad­min­is­tra­tive ac­tion, rather than leg­is­la­tion.

“We think the reg­u­la­tory fix is the smartest, quick­est fix,” Ryan (R-Wis.) said.

The GOP leader’s ap­proach largely re­flects that of the NRA, which an­nounced a sur­prise will­ing­ness for re­form after the Las Ve­gas shoot­ing to con­sider lim­its on the de­vices that can es­sen­tially turn as­sault ri­fles into au­to­matic weaponry.

Re­ly­ing on ad­min­is­tra­tive re­view, though, would likely squash ef­forts for a more last­ing leg­isla­tive so­lu­tion.

Sev­eral bills, in­clud­ing one from Sen. Dianne Fe­in­stein (DCalif.) and a bi­par­ti­san House pro­posal that has drawn 20 Repub­li­can and Demo­cratic spon­sors, are mak­ing their way through Con­gress after the shoot­ing that left 58 dead and hun­dreds in­jured at an out­door con­cert on the Las Ve­gas Strip.

Mean­while, 49% of Repub­li­can said they sup­port stricter gun con­trol laws in the wake of the mas­sacre, ac­cord­ing to a Politico/Morn­ing Con­sult poll. That’s a 12% jump in GOP sup­port since the Pulse night­club at­tack in Or­lando last June.

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