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NRA Finally Makes A Statement; Surprises With Request For Review

National Rifle Association requests a federal review of "bump stocks"

The Howie Carr Show
October 05, 2017 - 6:57 pm

   The National Rifle Association has finally broken its silence and made a statement in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Many expected the gun advocates to continue a defensive stance, once again protecting every legal right currently owned by our nations citizens. The statement actually lines parallel with many calls for a hard look at these so-called "bump stocks".

Part of the statement released calls for the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms) to re-evaluate bump stocks.

“The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,”​

The bump stock was used by Stephen Paddock to convert his semi-automatic rifles into what amounts to be a fully automatic rifle, which assisted him in killing 58 people and injuring over 500 in Las Vegas. Bump stocks were approved by President Barack Obama and his administration in 2010. The decision was made after it was deemed to be legal, and did not violate federal law. The Trump administration has made it clear that the White House is open and willing to consider more restrictions. 

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