WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association called for federal regulators to review whether the firearm accessory “bump stock” is legal.
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The Las Vegas shooter used multiple bump stocks Sunday to allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic automatic weapons.
“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 wrote in a statement Thursday. “The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.”
The gun rights group said it would continue to push against efforts to restrict access to firearms, and urged Congress to pass a national right-to-carry law.
“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,” the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox said. “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.”
Members in the House and Senate are pushing legislation to ban bump stocks.