Washington State Governor Jay Inslee renewed his call today for enhanced gun control measures in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas. Although voters have already approved strengthened background checks and measures to prevent family members in crisis from accessing guns, state legislators need to go further, the governor said in a statement.
During the upcoming legislative session, Inslee said he wants the legislature to ban bump stocks, which are devices that convert semi-automatic rifles to fully automatic weapons. Police found bump stocks among the Las Vegas shooter's arsenal. Banning bump stocks would help ensure people won't have "unfettered access to military-style weaponry," Inslee said.
"To those who say we can’t talk about machine gun massacres right after the massacre: I’m done waiting for the ‘right time’ to talk about it," Inslee said. "The ‘can't talk about it now’ crowd is killing us.”