The device, which turns semi-automatic firearms into automatic weapons, was used by the shooter who opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas in October, prompting calls for lawmakers to ban such devices. At the time, the White House and the National Rifle Association made clear that they were open to the idea, but no action was taken.
Many of the victims were children, who died as warplanes pounded a cluster of towns and villages in Ghouta, a rebel-held district east of Damascus.
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