Ohio gun groups say a ban on bump stocks would threaten gun owners' rights

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio gun groups say they oppose any bans on bump stocks, used by the Las Vegas mass shooter to turn semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire automatic weapons.

The Buckeye Firearms Association and Ohioans for Concealed Carry say a ban would be a threat to American gun rights.

Stephen Paddock equipped rifles with bump stocks that he used to kill 59 people and wound hundreds from a Las Vegas hotel room a week ago.

Buckeye Firearms Executive Director Dean Rieck said in an email to supporters that a ban on bump stocks would create a "slippery slope" that could further some people's goals to "take our guns away."

Concealed Carry said it's opposed to any "knee-jerk bans" on gun accessories "demonized" by the media.

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