Sen. Pete Ricketts objected on behalf of the GOP, essentially blocking Sen. Martin Heinrich from getting unanimous consent to pass the BUMP Act, NBC reported:

“Senate Democrats sought to pass legislation Tuesday banning bump stocks for firearms after the Supreme Court overruled a previous ban, but a single Republican objected on behalf of his party, effectively stalling the bill.

“Backed by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., sought ‘unanimous consent’ to pass his BUMP Act that would prohibit the devices, which modify semi-automatic weapons to fire bullets more quickly.

“The New Mexico senator said he’s a firearm owner who sees no purpose for bump stocks other than to facilitate mass shootings, as in Las Vegas in 2017, when a gunman killed dozens of people at a music festival and more than 500 people were injured.”

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