Oct 6, 2017 (San Diego) In a rare statement the National Riffle Association has called for a review of bump-stocks. These first came to the market in 2010, and were used by the shooter in Las Vegas. In the full statement the organization stands by their view that the problem is not available Guns, or regulations. But it is mental illness. We are quoting the full statement, where they also blame the Barack Obama administration.
However, it is important to note that the White House and Republican leadership seems to be getting behind this regulation.
FAIRFAX, VA) – The National Rifle Association today issued the following statement:
“In the aftermath of the evil and senseless attack in Las Vegas, the American people are looking for answers as to how future tragedies can be prevented. Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control. Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks. This is a fact that has been proven time and again in countries across the world. In Las Vegas, reports indicate that certain devices were used to modify the firearms involved. Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale of bump fire stocks on at least two occasions, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law. The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations. In an increasingly dangerous world, the NRA remains focused on our mission: strengthening Americans’ Second Amendment freedom to defend themselves, their families and their communities. To that end, on behalf of our five million members across the country, we urge Congress to pass National Right-to-Carry reciprocity, which will allow law-abiding Americans to defend themselves and their families from acts of violence.”