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By Karla Pomeroy
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'Bump stocks' still obscure in the Big Horn Basin

WORLAND — The Las Vegas gunman possessed a little-known device called a “bump stock” that was not widely sold — until now. Originally created with the idea of making it easier for people with disabilities to shoot a gun, the attachments allow a semi-automatic rifle to mimic a fully automatic weapon by unleashing an entire large magazine in seconds. Now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has drawn attention to the devices, which critics say flout federal restrictions on automatic guns, according to the Associated Press.

 

October 7, 2017



WORLAND — The Las Vegas gunman possessed a little-known device called a “bump stock” that was not widely sold — until now.

Originally created with the idea of making it easier for people with disabilities to shoot a gun, the attachments allow a semi-automatic rifle to mimic a fully automatic weapon by unleashing an entire large magazine in seconds. Now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has drawn attention to the devices, which critics say flout federal restrictions on automatic guns, according to the Associated Press.

The stocks have been around for less than a deca...



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