by | October 06, 2017 | 09:27

But if Congress can follow through and bump these bump stocks , we'll take what we can get. But the BATFE - more commonly known as ATF - actually decided that it couldn't regulate bump stocks because they were firearm parts and not firearms themselves.

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:46

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire onto the crowd of concertgoers with 12 weapons that had a device called a "bump stock" attached that allowed the semiautomatic rifles to mimic fully automatic gunfire.

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:35

However, the actor maintained that he was "hurt" by the prime minister's silence and termed it as "chilling". Prakash Raj , who began his career in Kannada films but has acted in Tamil and Malayalam movies too, was reportedly a close friend of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh .

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:28

A White House official told Politico that Kelly no longer has possession of the suspect phone, but has two different devices now - a personal cell phone and a government device that he uses most of the time. It is also unclear whether hackers were able to successfully access any data from the device. Staffers reviewed the cellphone for several days and tried to decipher what had happened to it, the officials said.

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:28

House Speaker Paul Ryan says there's no plan for the House to act soon on a National Rifle Association-backed bill to ease regulations on gun silencers. Bump firing is a technique, however, and it can also be done without the relatively low-priced device. House Republicans do have gun legislation pending, and it would legalize the sale of silencers.

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:21

The head of ICRC's delegation in Syria , Marianne Gasser, said that for the past two weeks, "we have seen an increasingly worrying spike in military operations that correlates with high levels of civilian casualties". Yesterday, a meeting of Jabhat al-Nusra commanders was bombed in which its leader, Abu Muhammad al-Julani was injured and 49 others died. Separately, Russia said on Tuesday that it has killed more than 300 ISIS fighters and wounded at least 200 others this week in airstrikes ...

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:11

Reports state that when the customs officials searched the vessel after it arrived in Egyptian waters, they found a stock of over rocket-propelled grenades hidden under bins of iron ore. "I would call them a "resilient" customer today". Foreign Policy notes the awkward timing on the rocket-grenade story, as Egypt just hosted joint military exercises with the United States for the first time in eight years, an operation created to showcase the modern equipment and professionalism of ...

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:09

He is due to return to Ramallah in the West Bank where a meeting of senior members of Fatah, the secular party that dominates the Palestinian Authority , will be held on Thursday evening. Hamas has ruled the territory since 2007, when it seized it from the Palestinian Authority in a near civil war, and multiple previous reconciliation attempts have failed.

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:09

CNN reported later that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had used the dossier's raw intelligence to strengthen its case for a warrant that would allow them to surveil early Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Yates was sacked by President Trump back in January after she said the DOJ wouldn not defend the president's executive order involving travel. The committee "has hit a wall" in its requests to interview Steele.

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:09

Instead, he said "the world's greatest military people" were in the room, and they were going to enjoy their evening. "Maybe it's the calm before the storm". "We will do what we must do to prevent that from happening". "And it will be done, if necessary - believe me", he added. An official close to the president said that Trump was expected to announce he would cancel the landmark agreement.

by | October 06, 2017 | 07:57

Fully repealing the state and local tax deduction could raise $1.3 trillion over 10 years, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, while proposals to maintain some access to the deduction would raise less money. Under the Senate plan, Republicans could cut taxes by $1.5 trillion over a decade, and that figure doesn't assume any economic growth. At least in its current form, it looks like the GOP tax plan would reduce federal revenues by trillions of dollars.

by | October 06, 2017 | 07:23

The NRA statement came as it became apparent that more and more Republicans were open to a bill that would address the bump stocks issue. Congressional Republicans are opening up to the possibility of at least one increased gun-control measure: banning the sale of "bump stocks" created to increase the rate of fire on various long guns .

by | October 06, 2017 | 07:05

Yesterday's trip was the first time in his presidency that he has had to deal with the aftermath of a major mass shooting of the type that has become all too familiar. Police said that when they entered Paddock's room, he was already dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities have yet to identify a motive for the shooting.

by | October 06, 2017 | 06:46

Some top Republican lawmakers have said after the recent Las Vegas shooting that they would consider banning bump-stock devices, the gun accessory that was reportedly used in the attack. If handled properly, a bump stock could increase the rate of fire from between 45 and 60 rounds per minute to between 400 and 800 rounds per minute, Feinstein said in a news release.

by | October 06, 2017 | 06:44

He also warned the Railways to evict all hawkers from its premises in the next 15 days or his party would "take action". He said that he had also given an ultimatum of 15 days to the Central and Western Railway for removing all hawkers encroaching foot-overbridges at railway stations across the city.

by | October 06, 2017 | 06:40

BJP-ruled Gujarat became on Thursday the first state to say it would cut Value-Added Tax on petrol and diesel after the Centre urged states to cut their levies on fuels by 5%. Our problem is that since the diktat has come from Centre we will have to adhere to reducing the taxes. Under all round attack on rising fuel prices, the government on Tuesday chose to slash the excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre , effective from Wednesday, to cushion the impact of rise in global ...

by | October 06, 2017 | 06:36

Security was again tight at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Friday morning, drawing a crowd of about 30 reporters who waited for hours ahead of Pell's anticipated arrival. Witnesses were not named and details of the evidence they might give were not outlined. As he made the slow walk to and from court, Pell was heckled by protesters but didn't react.

by | October 06, 2017 | 05:34

Speculation from Liberal sources is that Xenophon is quitting to put himself in a position to form a coalition government with the states Liberal Party, and potentially take a seat in the South Australian cabinet. He had inherited British citizenship through his father , who was a citizen of Cyprus. "I will remain in the Senate fighting for the State, until the High Court determines the outcome of the so-called citizenship case affecting me and six others, to be heard next week", he said.

by | October 06, 2017 | 05:12

Police say Paddock spent decades buying weapons amassing an arsenal of 23 guns, three scopes, two tripods and thousands of rounds of ammo in his hotel room at Mandalay Bay . Las Vegas officials, meanwhile, have not addressed the media reports, although according to CBS Boston , they are expected to elaborate more on Paddock's search history later Thursday.

by | October 06, 2017 | 04:47

In the days and months before he mowed down concertgoers from his high-rise hotel suite, gunman Stephen Paddock booked rooms overlooking two other music festivals in Las Vegas and Chicago, authorities said . Hours after the shooting, Aldean posted on Instagram that he and his crew were safe and that the shooting was "beyond horrific". Without their expertise, more people could have died, said Dr.

by | October 06, 2017 | 04:31

Out of the 23 firearms found in Paddock's room, two were assault rifles modified with a bump stock - an attachment that uses the recoil of a semi-automatic firearm to fire bullets successively, similar to a fully automatic firearm. "There are some accessories that are available on the market, such as a bump fire stock or a slide fire ". In a report by New York Times , the U.S.

by | October 06, 2017 | 04:28

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said he thought the gunman probably did have some kind of assistance, because he had prepared an elaborate escape plan that would have been hard to execute by himself. He also rented an apartment in another Las Vegas high-rise over another music festival featuring Chance the Rapper on the weekend before the shooting, but it's unclear why.

by | October 06, 2017 | 04:15

Here's NPR's Joel Rose. Signers of the new statement said they endorse "the underlying policy aim" of the rescinded program-known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)-"because we believe this is a special category of immigrants who are not legally culpable, who in most cases have no home other than the United States, and who are a blessing to their communities and to their churches".

by | October 06, 2017 | 04:10

Wednesday was the anniversary of an October 4, 1960, explosion and fire at Tennessee Eastman Co.'s Aniline factory that killed 16 people and injured 400 others. Until more information is known, near neighbors are advised to do the same. Wednesday's scare comes on the anniversary of a tragedy at the plant in 1960, where 16 workers were killed in an explosion.

by | October 06, 2017 | 03:11

The bill prohibits local law enforcement from asking about immigration status in the course of routine interactions and prohibits them from complying with U.S. Compared to previous versions, the final measure expands the list of crimes for which law enforcement can choose to notify and transfer someone to immigration authorities.