Grassley: Bump stock ban is ‘common sense’

by James Q. Lynch, The Gazette

Sen. Chuck Grassley won’t say if he would support legislation banning bumps stocks — devices that dramatically accelerate a semi-automatic weapon’s rate of fire — but the Iowa Republican says it would make sense.

Grassley has scheduled a Judiciary Committee hearing on firearms accessories for Tuesday and expects bump stocks, the device infamously used by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock to shoot more than 500 people, to be part of the discussion.

Grassley also predicted that the Air Force’s failure to send the name of Sutherland Springs mass shooter Devin Kelley to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System will come up at the hearing.

Read more in The Gazette.