The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to hold a hearing on bump stocks, a firearm accessory used by the Las Vegas mass shooter last month.
A spokesman for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) confirmed on Monday that the Senate panel will hold a hearing on the devices, which can simulate automatic gunfire with a semi-automatic weapon.
“Hearing preparations have been in the works for some time. We will likely have more details on timing later on in the week,” the Grassley aide said.
Lawmakers have honed in on bump stocks after a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, where nearly 60 people were killed and more than 500 injured.