In a move that may come as a surprise to their opposition, the National Rifle Association has expressed support for a Bump Stock Ban. In a joint statement from the NRA and its lobbying arm it commented the following:
“The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,”
This came after the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas where hundreds were shot within a matter of minutes in part due to the use of a device known as a Bump Fire Stock. Which aided in producing a rate of rapid-fire similar to that of a machine gun. President Trump has also expressed similar support for the ban after public outcry ensued for a response to the reopened Gun Control debate.
The NRA also noted that the sale of the device was twice approved by the previous administration. In a call for a review, they seemed to question whether the BATFE should continue to allow their sale:
“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,”
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