Sunday: Feinstein, LaPierre

Las Vegas Shooting

Drapes billow out of broken windows at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, following a deadly shooting at a music festival the night before. A gunman was found dead inside a hotel room on the 32nd floor.

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In light of the historic massacre in Las Vegas last Sunday, some Republicans this week expressed a willingness to consider gun restrictions. Republicans, and even the National Rifle Association, are looking specifically at "bump stocks," a firearm accessory used by the Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, during his rampage. Bump stocks allow a gun owner to modify a semiautomatic gun into an automatic-style weapon.

This Sunday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who presented gun-restriction legislation on Wednesday, will provide insight on her fight and Congress' duty to address the epidemic of mass shootings in the U.S., which the American College of Physicians this week labeled a "serious public health issue." Also, as a ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee and a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Feinstein can shed some light on the investigations into Russian election meddling.

CEO of the American National Rifle Association (NRA), Wayne LaPierre, will be on the show to discuss the country's longstanding relationship with firearms and his powerful lobbying group's response to the tragic shooting. In a statement on Thursday, the NRA took a rare step, embracing the idea of placing restrictions on the use of bump stocks.

Former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole and Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President George W. Bush and CBS News contributor, Fran Townsend, will offer analysis on the shooting investigation. Adam Winkler, a professor of law at UCLA and author of "Gunfight," a historical dissection of the messy legal and political terrain of the Second Amendment, will also join the program. Plus we'll have updates from our CBS News correspondents on any and all developments into the investigation.

Tensions between the president and the secretary of state, what the Trump administration's plans are in terms of certifying the Iran nuclear deal and its response to Hurricane Maria will all be covered in our political panel. Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief of The Atlantic; David Leonhardt, Op-Ed columnist with The New York Times; Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief of USA Today; and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for the National Review will round out "Face the Nation" as part of this week's panel. 

We've got plenty to cover, so check your local listings to join in on the discussion this Sunday morning.