California Democrat Dianne Feinstein appeared on Face the Nation this weekend and said that lots of people want Congress to “do something” about guns after the Las Vegan shooting. Yet when questioned, she admitted there was no law which would have stopped it from happening.
The Hill reports:
Feinstein: No law would have stopped Las Vegas gunman
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that no law could have stopped the suspected shooter, Stephen Paddock, who was behind last week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Feinstein spoke on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” about gun legislation in the wake of the attack launched from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel targeting a country music concert.
“Could there have been any law passed that would’ve stopped him?” Host John Dickerson asked the senator.
“No, he passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions,” Feinstein replied.
Feinstein’s remark comes as Republicans have started to express interest in a conversation about regulations for bump stock devices, which were found in the hotel room of the suspected gunman. The devices increase the possible rate of gun fire on semi-automatic weapons.
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Democrats should be very careful on this issue. Millions of law abiding gun owners are watching very closely.