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wounded woman drops 'bump stock' maker from vegas lawsuit


the maker of a rapid-fire gun accessory that police say was used in the oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 people and left hundreds injured at an open-air concert on the las vegas strip has been removed from a wounded california woman's negligence and damages lawsuit, a lawyer said thursday.






las vegas survivors take aim at 'bump stock' maker as lawsuits begin


when stephen paddock opened fired on an outdoor country music festival, affixed to at least one of his semiautomatic rifles was a “bump stock” device. this transferred the energy of the gun’s recoil to make it behave like it was fully automatic. now, the manufacturer of the device, texas-based...






the 411 on the bump stocks everyone’s talking about after las vegas


‘bump stock’ is the word of the week following the reprehensible shooting in las vegas. here’s a guide to the trending gun topics.






what’s the ”bump fire stock” that the vegas killer may have used to killed 59 pe


reports indicate that las vegas shooter stephen paddock had one gun had a "bump-fire stock" that turned the semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic one, enabling it to fire much faster.






mere weeks after las vegas, the gop is quietly pushing a gun-lover’s pipe dream


for a few days after the las vegas sniper attack, it seemed as if congress might actually move to ban the device known as the “bump stock,” which the gunman used to convert his semiautomatic rifles into, essentially, machine guns that could fire 90 shots in 10 seconds into a crowded music festival....






justice dept. will review legality of bump stock gun devices


washington (ap) — the justice department is reviewing whether devices that allow semiautomatic rifles to fire faster should be banned. the review announced tuesday comes after a las vegas gunman used the so-called “bump stock” devices during a deadly october rampage that killed 59 people and wounded hundreds more. a bid to ban the accessory […]






las vegas shooting: gunman had ‘bump-stock’ device that could speed fire


the gunman who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in las vegas had two "bump-stocks" that could have converted semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic ones, officials said.






nra opposes full ban on ‘bump stocks’ used by vegas gunman


washington (ap) — the national rifle association is opposing a ban on “bump stocks” like the device used by the las vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns, stressing its support for more limited regulations. the powerful lobby last week surprised many gun control advocates by embracing possible restrictions on the bump stock […]






gunman had 'bump stock' device that speeds fire


atlanta – the gunman who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in las vegas possessed a little-known device called a “bump stock” that was not widely sold — until now.






once an obscure device, 'bump stocks' are in the spotlight after las vegas shoot


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...






once an obscure device, 'bump stocks' are in the spotlight


the las vegas gunman possessed a little-known device called a "bump stock" that was not widely sold — until now.






fourteen new lawsuits say concert organizers, hotel, bump stock gun accessory ma


las vegas (ap) — fourteen new lawsuits say concert organizers, hotel, bump stock gun accessory makers share blame in las vegas shooting.






even the nra sees a problem with bump stocks


we’re relieved congressional republicans appear ready to consider a limited form of gun control: banning the bump stock, the rapid-firing device used in the las vegas massacre. we’re stunned the national rifle association seems to agree. what a significant moment this could be, in the wake of a...






fox valley congressmen call for review of 'bump stocks,' other gun measures


members of congress from the fox valley called for review of some gun measures after a gunman killed at least 58 people and wounded hundreds of others monday in las vegas. area republican and democratic u.s. representatives agreed that "bump stocks," devices found in the las vegas gunman's hotel...






gunman had 'bump-stock' device that could speed fire


the gunman who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in las vegas had two "bump-stocks" that could have converted semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic ones, officials said.






las vegas horror drives all-too-predictable gun stock rally


the grim predictability of stock-market reactions to u.s. mass shootings' where before a final tally of casualties can be reached, shares of gun makers rise' continued monday in the wake of a las vegas attack that killed at least 58 and wounded 515.






new bipartisan bump stock bill would actually ban all semi-automatic rifles


a new congressional proposal to ban bump stocks in the wake of the las vegas mass shooting would actually ban all semi-automatic rifles and parts.






new bipartisan bump stock bill would actually ban all semi-automatic guns


a new congressional proposal to ban bump stocks in the wake of the las vegas mass shooting would actually ban all semi-automatic guns and parts.






georgia gubernatorial candidate holding a bump stock giveaway


republican georgia state sen. michael williams is holding a giveaway for a bump stock — the same type of device law enforcement officials say the vegas shooter used to kill over 50 people during a concert in early october. in a statement published on a website for william’s gubernatorial run, williams says the growing condemnation of bump stocks avoids taking action against gun violence. williams also cites firearms experts claiming the bump stock prevented more deaths due to the device’s “inaccuracy” when attached. “the tragedy in las vegas broke my heart, but any talk of banning or regulating bump stocks is merely cheap political lip service from career politicians,” williams said. “in reality, the bump stock is the new, shiny object politicians are using to deceive voters into believing






ryan effectively kills 'bump stock' legislation, seeks regulatory fix


house speaker paul ryan effectively killed any legislation aiming to outlaw "bump stocks" such as the device used by the las vegas shooter, when he said on wednesday that they should be addressed through regulation.






gun-control group sues ‘bump stock’ makers, sellers


atlanta (ap) — one of the nation’s leading gun-control groups is filing a lawsuit against the makers and sellers of “bump stocks,” the devices used by the gunman in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history. the brady campaign to prevent gun violence says it’s filing the lawsuit on behalf of […]






bump stock ban moves forward in new jersey


trenton, n.j. (ap) — new jersey is moving forward with legislation to ban bump stocks, like the one a gunman used in the las vegas concert shooting to turn a semi-automatic weapon into a rapid-shooting gun. the proposal, which came in the days after the october massacre that killed more than 50 people and injured […]






maker of app-linked massager settles privacy lawsuit for $3.75 million


the maker of an app-controlled personal massager agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the device collected "highly intimate and sensitive data" on customers' usage without their consent. two plaintiffs, including an illinois woman identified as n.p., filed the proposed class-action...






dianne feinstein leads senate bill to ban ‘bump stock’ ownership, claire mccaski


california sen. dianne feinstein, a longtime advocate of gun control measures, introduced a bill wednesday that would ban the sale and possession of bump-stock equipment and other devices that essentially turn a semiautomatic weapon into an automatic one. the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives (atf) told reporters tuesday that multiple bump stocks were found […]






nra opposes full ban on “bump stocks” used by las vegas gunman


the national rifle association is opposing a ban on "bump stocks" like the device used by the las vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns, stressing its support for more limited regulations.






nra opposes full ban on 'bump stocks' used by vegas gunman


the national rifle association is opposing a ban on "bump stocks" like the device used by the las vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns, stressing its support for more limited regulations.






woman drops lawsuit over assault at 50 cent’s mansion


hartford, conn. (ap) — a woman who said she was assaulted at rapper 50 cent’s connecticut mansion in 2009 has dropped a lawsuit against him and his g-unit film & television production company. court records show vasti ortiz withdrew the lawsuit in hartford superior court on wednesday. there was no settlement or payout. her lawyer […]






regulators have flip-flopped on legality of some bump stocks


bump stocks like the ones found in the hotel room of the las vegas shooter have been around for two decades, but federal regulators have flip-flopped about whether some versions are legal. bill akins was the first person to file a patent for an attachment to a rifle stock that allows the recoil to rapidly […]






massachusetts on its way to banning bump stock gun devices


boston (ap) — massachusetts is on its way to becoming the first state since the las vegas shooting massacre to outlaw devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic fully automatic guns. the massachusetts senate voted 33-0 on thursday to ban the sale of bump stocks and trigger cranks, attachments that increase the firing rate of […]






colorado’s congresspeople are open to idea of “bump stock” ban in wake of las ve


the state's democrats largely are supportive and no republican yet has said no to the idea.






snapchat maker's stock falls again, the day after a nearly 15% drop


snap inc.’s stock continued to fall thursday as investors worried about sluggish growth prospects for the maker of the popular disappearing-photo app snapchat. the stock was down as much as 5% early thursday after tumbling nearly 15% on wednesday in response to the venice company’s lackluster third-quarter...






fake news: cnn uses incorrect graphic to illustrate bump stock use, includes lie


on thursday, cnn continued the mainstream media’s long tradition of demonstrating a complete misunderstanding of guns when it displayed a graphic of an ar-15, and tried to explain how a bump stock worked. during the situation room, the clip showed an ar-15 with a suppressor, which is a heavily regulated national firearms act (nfa) item, along […]






facebook drops plan for new stock type to benefit zuckerbergfacebook drops plan


stockholders claimed the proposed non-voting stock shares, insulated from those sold on the public market, would have weakened stockholders' power irreparably within the company.






ohio democratic state senator seeks ban on bump stocks


columbus, ohio (ap) — a democratic state senator from cincinnati has introduced a bill in the ohio legislature to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of a gun accessory called a bump stock used by a gunman to kill 58 people during a mass shooting in las vegas. state sen. cecil thomas says the bill […]






massachusetts 1st to ban bump stocks since vegas shooting


massachusetts on friday became the first state to impose a ban on bump stocks since the deadly shooting at a las vegas music festival.