SUN-TIMES: Illinois Democrats, NRA zero in on ‘bump stocks,’ but Rauner stays mum

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The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting, “As “bump stocks” enter the gun policy discourse in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, a north suburban Democrat is hoping to pass legislation that would ban both assault rifles and conversion devices such as the one used in the nation’s deadliest mass shooting.

The Mandalay Bay tragedy catapulted the previously obscure “bump stocks” into the headlines. Nationwide, Democrats and Republicans are taking a look. Even the National Rifle Association entered the fray, suggesting additional regulation could be in order.

But Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was not ready to join that chorus, declining to take a position on specific gun control measures, including the conversion devices…”

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