There’s been a big push to ban bump fire stocks, and the NRA has weighed in. Check out what they had to say…
In a move that many gun owners groups found stunning, the NRA released a statement calling for BATFE to review whether bump fire stocks are actually in violation of 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,” the NRA said.
“In Las Vegas, reports indicate that certain devices were used to modify the firearms involved,” the NRA said. “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 Gun Owners of America disagrees with the NRA on this, and here’s why:
“Gun Owners of America opposes a ban on bump stocks,” Executive Director Erich Pratt said in a statement, noting that the Obama administration’s ATF allowed the devices “to help gun owners with disabilities fire their weapons.”
Pratt added, “Any type of ban will be ignored by criminals and only serve to disarm honest citizens.” He said it’s “sad to see some Republicans quickly call for a vote on gun control.”
But obviously, there’s more to bump fire stocks than just use by gun owners with disabilities.
Last week, hardly anyone knew what they were, and now they are a major issue.
All because, Las Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock used bump fire stocks to alter semi-automatic weapons to simulate automatic weapons.
“Bump stocks” can be used to effectively convert semi-automatic rifles to fire so rapidly as to simulate an automatic weapon. The devices were found on guns used by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, who killed 59 and injured hundreds Sunday night.
Source: Fox News
Some gun owners are concerned that a ban is a ‘Red Herring’ that will lead to more bans. Rep. Thomas Massie R-KY says that the discussion about bump fire stocks are a distraction.
Proposed "bump fire stock" ban is a red herring that would lead to ban of other firearms and accessories. See videohttps://t.co/e47eg9QcPN
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) October 5, 2017
The GOA, the organization that ex-GOP Rep. Ron Paul called the only ‘no-compromise gun lobby’ has tweeted out a video that calls out the Media (D) bias on guns.
What legislation or ban would have stopped this massacre, exactly?
No law — including a "bump stock" ban — would've stopped the Las Vegas shooting. pic.twitter.com/etBcTtVHmk
— GOA (@GunOwners) October 6, 2017
Conservatives and Liberals view this issue completely differently:
And some of those gun loving Americans are the ones that get picked on constantly as ‘rednecks’ with pickup trucks.
But who were the ones out there saving lives? Rednecks with pickup trucks.
What do YOU think of the NRA’s statement?
Should bump fire stocks be banned?
Or are they a legit modification on a firearm?
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