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YouTube bans bump stock instructional videos following Las Vegas shooting

YouTube bans bump stock instructional videos following Las Vegas shooting
From TechCrunch - October 9, 2017

Following a mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month that left 58 people dead and 489 injured, YouTube is removing video tutorials demonstrating how to make rifles more deadly using a device called a bump stock.

The modding method allows for bump firing, allowing semi-automatic weapons to fire similarly to fully automatic ones, using the guns kickback to rapidly activate the trigger. The technique is not currently banned by federal law. It has, however, come under increased scrutiny after it was discovered that shooter Stephen Paddock used it to fire hundreds of rounds into a crowd at Mandalay Bay.

The shooting has since been declared the deadliest committed by a single individual in U.S. history. California Senator Diane Feinstein has subsequentlygone on record, declaring a need for a law banning the technology. The NRA responded by stopping short of a full ban, instead calling for regulation similar to those that govern the guns themselves.

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