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Ryan urges 'bump stock' rule fix

Speaker wants ATF action, not a bill to ban fast-fire rifle tool

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Photographs by AP/MATT ROURKE

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at the Pennsylvania Machine Works, a family-owned pipe-fitting manufacturer, in Aston, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

House Speaker Paul Ryan backed away Wednesday from legislative action to ban "bump stocks," the device a mass shooter used in Las Vegas earlier this month to create machine-gun-like rapid fire from his legal semi-automatic rifle, killing 58 people.

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