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Las Vegas Massacre Raises Questions About Automatic Weapons09:51
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A member of the media takes video footage of the front of the Guns & Guitars store in Mesquite, Nev., Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. The store's general manager Christopher Sullivan said in a statement Monday that Stephen Craig Paddock showed no signs of being unfit to buy guns. (Chris Carlson/AP)
A member of the media takes video footage of the front of the Guns & Guitars store in Mesquite, Nev., Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. The store's general manager Christopher Sullivan said in a statement Monday that Stephen Craig Paddock showed no signs of being unfit to buy guns. (Chris Carlson/AP)
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Congressman Adam Schiff tells NPR the FBI briefed him on Sunday night's massacre in Las Vegas and told him the gunman, Stephen Paddock, had fully automatic weapons in his hotel room. Paddock had two "bump stocks," which can turn semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons, according to The Associated Press.

Experts say this could be the first mass shooting in U.S. history carried out with automatic weapons. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Paul Barrett (@AuthorPMBarrett), deputy director of the Stern Center for Business and Human Rights at New York University, about the laws surrounding such devices.

This article was originally published on October 03, 2017.

This segment aired on October 3, 2017.

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