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Congress May Weigh a Curb on Modifying Semiautomatic Guns

  • Thune says lawmakers should examine aftermarket alterations
  • Senate majority leader calls gun discussions ‘premature’
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The No. 3 Senate Republican suggested that Congress might consider legislation limiting Americans’ ability to turn a semiautomatic weapon into essentially a fully automatic firearm while the chamber’s GOP leader, Mitch McConnell, said it’s too early to talk about gun restrictions.

The comments came in response to calls by gun-control advocates for new restrictions after Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, in which 59 people died and more than 500 were injured.