美国参议员范斯坦提案禁止“撞火式枪托” 堵法律漏洞

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年10月5日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

美国参议员黛安娜·范斯坦(中)在会议上(2017年4月3日)
美国参议员黛安娜·范斯坦(中)在会议上(2017年4月3日)

美国参议员黛安娜·范斯坦(Donald Feinstein)周三宣布,将在国会提案禁止使用被称为“撞火式枪托”的装置。枪手帕多克星期天使用这种装置,在拉斯维加斯向演唱会现场开枪,造成58人死亡,数百人受伤。

当局说,在凶手帕多克的酒店房间里发现的12支步枪配备了“撞火式枪托”。这种装置可以让半自动步枪拥有接近全自动步枪的射速。

支持枪支控制的范斯坦参议员表示,美国法律禁止全自动武器,但有人利用“撞火式枪托”钻了现有法律的漏洞,必须堵上这个漏洞。

范斯坦说,不应当让人们可以轻而易举地,花很少的钱就能把合法武器改装成机关枪。

Democrats Want to Ban ‘Bump Stocks’ Used in Las Vegas Shooting

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein announced Wednesday she would introduce legislation to ban a type of device, known as a "bump stock," used by the man who fired on concertgoers Sunday in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and then himself and leaving hundreds injured.

Authorities said 12 of the rifles found in Stephen Paddock’s hotel room were equipped with the attachment that allows a user to accelerate the rate of fire on a semi-automatic rifle, essentially mimicking the action of an automatic rifle.

Feinstein, a prominent gun control supporter, said the bump stocks exploit a loophole in existing law, which already bans fully automatic weapons, and that the loophole needs to be closed.

“No one should be able to easily and cheaply modify legal weapons into what are essentially machine guns," she said during a press conference introducing the legislation.