Dianne Feinstein: No Law Could’ve Stopped Vegas Attacker but ‘We Need a Law’ Against Bump Stocks

During the October 8 airing of Face the Nation, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) admitted that no law would have stopped the Las Vegas attacker, then proceeded to push for a law to ban bump stocks.

Host John Dickerson introduced the topic of the Vegas attacker, then asked, “Could there have been any law passed that would have stopped him?”

Feinstein responded, “No, [the attacker] passed background checks, registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions.” She then promoted a bill she authored this week, creating a law to ban bump stocks and said she already has 38 co-sponsors for it.

When Dickerson mentioned that the NRA is pushing for the ATF to review its 2010 approval of bump stocks—a review which could result in new regulations—Feinstein said, “I thought that was as step forward, and it’s appreciated, [but] regulations aren’t going to do it. We need a law.”

Again, Feinstein said no law could have stopped the Vegas attacker but “we need a law” against bump stocks.

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