Gowdy would support ban on certain gun devices


Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation on Sunday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said that he would support a ban on any device that “converts” a semi-automatic weapon to a fully automatic one.

“I am fine with doing away with any instrumentality that converts a semi automatic to a fully automatic,” said Gowdy, who announced his intention to retire from Congress last month.

Gowdy’s comments come after 17 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a South Florida high school. The massacre caused Democrats to make a renewed push for gun control legislation.

The Hill reported:

Gowdy, a former prosecutor, said on Sunday that he is “happy” to ask congressional leadership about a future vote on gun legislation, but also said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) “could regulate bump stocks tomorrow.”

The ATF declared in 2010 that bump stocks, which can be used to increase a semi-automatic rifle’s rate of fire, were not subject to regulation.

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