White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway blamed the Obama administration on Thursday for not regulating “bump stocks,” which were used by Stephen Paddock in the Las Vegas shooting earlier this week.
A bump stock enables a semi-automatic weapon to fire more rapidly like an automatic rifle. A representative for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said this week the gunman in Las Vegas used 12 semi-automatic weapons equipped with the device.
“I did note … it was President Obama’s ATF, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, in 2010 that decided not to regulate this device,” Conway said on CNN Thursday. “That should be part of the conversation and part of the facts that you put before your viewers.”
Conway also took issue with high profile Democrats, saying they don’t talk about guns until a tragedy occures.
“(Clinton) has tweeted about guns one time this year. Bernie Sanders, zero times. Elizabeth Warren, zero times. They have tweeted about Russia over 30 times, Sanders and Warren,” she added.