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Las Vegas The difference between automatic and semi-automatic weapons
Christy Curtis | 05 October, 2017, 00:16

On semi-automatic weapons, the trigger must be pulled every time to fire a round, after which the weapon reloads itself. Sales of semiautomatic, or assault weapons, are legal in most states, including Nevada. When ISIS-inspired terrorist Omar Mateen attacked the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando just 16 months ago, he used a measly semi-automatic assault rifle to kill 49 people - and that was, until Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Automatic weapons, which aren't legal, empty the magazine when the trigger is held down.

The term applies to a whole range of modern firearms, from hunting and target rifles all the way up to so-called black rifles that look like what a soldier would carry. "You can be talking upward of 30 to 40 thousands dollars for different types of firearms that are available".

Generally speaking, manufacturers haven't been allowed to build new automatic rifles to sell to the public since then. The process can take months. Advertisements across the state tout desert outings where people can shoot automatic weapons themselves.

But bump-fire stocks didn't exist when the National Firearms Act was enacted in 1934 or when the law was amended in 1986 to prohibit the transfer or possession of machine guns by civilians. "But, and this is one of those classic big 'buts, ' they have to get through a background check by FBI that is as thorough as if you are getting clearance to become a federal agent".

Authorities found two bump stocks in Paddock's hotel room, two officials familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press.

However, gun owners can legally buy accessories to increase the rate of fire. The bump-stock devices work by manipulating the trigger mechanism extremely rapidly, far faster than a person could do so without them.

Authorities said Monday that Paddock had used as many as 10 suitcases to transport the arsenal to his room at the Mandalay Bay and had smashed open the room's windows with a hammer-like device.

'When firing commences the weapon will recoil and device is pressed against the trigger, ' reads the website advertising the device.

The rapid but inconsistent rate of fire that can be heard on some of the videos suggests that something was attached to the gun which allowed it to fire off more bullets with each burst, discharging ammo from the weapon at a much higher rate than is permitted by law. A trigger activator is essentially a crank or similar device that fits into the trigger guard and depresses the trigger repeatedly. So in addition, why are bump stocks legal?

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