WATCH: Reps. Titus & Kelly Remember Las Vegas Victims and Call for Action to Stop Bump Stocks

Oct 25, 2017
Press Release

October 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswomen Dina Titus (NV-01) and Robin Kelly (IL-02) took to the House floor to challenge their colleagues to quickly approve life-saving, bipartisan legislation to ban “bump stocks,” an after-market modification that turns assault weapons into nearly fully-automatic weapons. Watch the video here.

“Congressional Republicans and the NRA signaled support of action on bump stocks in the wake of the 1 October tragedy,” said Congresswoman Dina Titus. “But since then, their hopeful and sympathetic tone has morphed into radio silence. We cannot ignore the fact that if we don’t act soon, we risk jeopardizing more innocent lives.”

“Machine guns were outlawed for a reason and devices that turn a firearm into machine guns should be outlawed as well,” added Congresswoman Kelly.

In the days following the Las Vegas tragedy, legislation was introduced to prohibit the manufacturing, possession or transfer of “bump stocks.”

It seemed that bump stock legislation was likely to be the first common sense gun safety proposal to receive a vote since Republicans took control of the House in 2010. However, a recent change of heart from the NRA has ground the legislative process to a halt on such life-saving measures.

Following their speeches, Congresswoman Titus read the names of the 58 Las Vegas victims into the Congressional Record. These names add to the 150 already read into the Congressional Record by Congresswoman Kelly following her pledge to read one name into the Record for every dollar Speaker Paul Ryan took from the NRA during the 2016 election cycle.