Conway: Second Amendment is ‘bedrock’ of our Constitution

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayEx-White House ethics chief: Sarah Sanders tweet violates ethics laws Fox's Guilfoyle: Women in Trump administration 'dealt an unfair hand' by 'dishonest' media The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Outcry raises pressure on GOP for immigration fix MORE on Thursday said that the Second Amendment is “a bedrock” of the United States Constitution, but noted the Trump administration welcomes “thoughtful conversations” about guns in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting.

“The Second Amendment is a bedrock with our Constitution, along with the First Amendment. And these rights must be protected, but we also are listening to — we heard yesterday a number of these Republican Senators, many of them saying that they support the Second Amendment. They are gun owners and hunters and sportsmen themselves,” Conway said on Fox News' “Fox & Friends.” 

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Conway also discussed bump stocks, the gun accessory believed to have been used by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock to create an automatic-like fire effect.

“They had never even heard of the device before and they’re in Congress," she said.

“So many of them are open to a conversation. I think that conversation is — we always welcome thoughtful conversations."

In an appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” Conway also emphasized the importance of the Second Amendment, but noted that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) during the Obama Administration found that bump stock are a gun part that does not require regulation because it "has no automatically functioning mechanical parts or springs and performs no automatic mechanical functions when installed."

The devices are used to increase the rate of fire for a semi-automatic rifle by harnessing the rifle's recoil.

“This rush to judgment, these inaccuracies that people are putting forward, doesn’t help anybody in need,” Conway told Fox. “It doesn’t help one person in their grief and in their recovery.”