Ryan says ATF could quickly stop sale of bump stocks used in Ve­gas shoot­ing

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Stephen Dinan

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.

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