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At least 12 of the weapons found in Stephen Paddock's Las Vegas hotel room were outfitted with bump stocks, which allowed the semi-automatic weapons to mimic the gunfire of automatic ones.
The NRA released a statementsaying it's "calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law".
The NRAsaid Thursday that "additional regulations" should be imposed on devices used to convert the Las Vegas shooter's rifles into rapid-fire weapons, breaking with its usual outright opposition to gun control efforts.
However, since then several top Republicans have signaled they are open to action on bump stocks.
Walmart and Cabela's have already pulled the devices from their shelves.
Meanwhile, lawmakers plan to hold hearings and consider a bill to outlaw the device and consider revision of the gun control laws in the country.
Dave Kopel, with the libertarian leaning think tank Independence Institute, is one of Colorado's leading scholars on the Second Amendment.
Still, many Republican leaders have said that it is still too soon after the Las Vegas shooting to discuss gun laws.
"This Hollywood crowd makes billions a year, every single day, teaching gun irresponsibility to the American public", Wayne LaPierre told Fox News's Sean Hannity.
"Our distributors are out of stock, so even if we wanted to order them, we couldn't", he said.
The NRA is taking a different approach.
The Minnesota Gun Owner's Caucus says it's not opposed to debate on banning bump stocks.
"He said we probably won't be getting any for a while until all of this blows over", Smith says.
Maike said bump stocks have been selling for around $100, but lately he's seen them going for up to $800.
Bump-stocks replace the standard wooden stock of a rifle on which a shooter rests a shoulder at the time of firing.
The comments from lawmakers including No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas mark a surprising departure from the GOP's general antipathy to gun regulations of any kind.
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