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Republicans Say They're Willing To Consider Some Gun Reform After Las Vegas

By Mark Pygas

On Sunday evening, a man opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, killing at least 59 people and injuring another 527. In the days since, it has emerged that the gunman modified his weapons with legal bump stocks that can be attached to a legally purchased semiautomatic rifle and give it a similar fire rate to a fully automatic weapon, which in this case allowed the gunman to fire hundreds of shots a minute. 

And in a move that shocked many on Thursday, the National Rifle Association (NRA) unexpectedly joined an effort to make such modifications more difficult to acquire. 

“The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,” the organization said in a statement