Yoder, Jenkins support banning 'bump stock' weapon accessory
October 6, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Kansas congressional Republicans who are strong advocates of gun rights said Thursday that they'd support a federal ban on devices that can modify semi-automatic weapons to shoot like automatic weapons.
Reps. Kevin Yoder and Lynn Jenkins issued statements supporting restrictions on "bump stocks" after the gunman reportedly used the device in Sunday's attack in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and wounded about 500 more. The idea is gaining traction in Congress, with several Republicans either supporting it or suggesting it should be discussed after the deadliest...