NRA to Congress: Pass National Reciprocity, Revaluate Bump Stocks

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has issued a statement regarding the reported use of bump fire stocks in semi-automatic weapons that poorly mimic the performance of a fully automatic weapon.  While fully automatic weapons are illegal to own in the US, costing on the Black Market anywhere between $50K and $100K, the use of the bump fire stock, although highly inaccurate to hit a target even at 25 yards, assists the shooter in turning a semi-automatic weapon like an AR-15 or AK-47 into a fully automatic rifle.

Bump fire stocks are illegal in most states, unless the variety that is being sold falls within the type that were manufactured before 1986, which are grandfathered into the legislation.  Aside from that, their reported presence inside the so-called “sniper's nest” in the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, has prompted many, including Senator Dianne Feinstein (JA-CA) to introduce a bill specifically banning such devices.  Some Republicans have joined in the action and now, even the NRA is calling for stiffer regulations regarding these mechanisms.

“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.”

The statement is typical of the NRA: succinct and to the point.  They also make no bones about their commitment to the 2nd Amendment and what it means to the five million members of the organization.

If you are wondering what the heck bump fire stocks are, please take six minutes to view a demonstration of the device and how it is being held up in the FNIC to be the Armageddon machine of the 21st Century.  As is typical with the Left, they get things wrong, but continue to parrot statements and “facts” about guns and their care, usage, and accessories (like silencers…yes, I'm talking to you, Hillary and Tim Kaine, and Michael Moore's manifesto reference to “clips”).  As demonstrated in the following video, the bump fire stocks were neither a help to the shooter nor did they allow for a greater number of casualties.

For the better part of the next two months, we will hear a resounding call for the complete confiscation of every legally-owned weapon in the US from the Left.  And for the next ten years, we will not be hearing any of the actual facts that surround Stephen Paddock simply because he was one of their own:  a Trump-hater who wished him and his supporters dead.

Source:  NRA

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