Ryan says ATF could quickly stop sale of bump stocks used in Vegas shooting
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Wednesday that the fastest way to curtail the sale of the kind of bump stock add-on that made last week’s Las Vegas shooting so lethal would be for the administration to act.
Mr. Ryan said Congress is still trying to figure
out why the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued regulations that allowed for the sale of bump stocks.
“We are still trying to assess why the ATF let this go through in the first place,” he said.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and a longtime leader on gun control, said Mr. Ryan was trying to “pass the buck” by blaming the ATF.