NRA Caves On "Bump Fire Stocks," Says They Should Be "Subject To Additional Regulations"

Tyler Durden's picture

Following the tragic events in Las Vegas, which were seemingly made even worse by a product that most people didn't even know existed a couple of days ago, and ramped-up calls for new gun restrictions from Democrats, the National Rifle Association has just caved and called for "additional regulations" on "bump fire stocks" which effectively serve to allow semi-automatic weapons to function as fully-automatic. 

Here is the full statement from the NRA:

"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."

 

Meanwhile, the White House has also joined in with Sarah Sanders just telling reporters that the Executive Branch wants "to be part of the discussion" on regulating bump fire stocks.

 

For those who aren't familiar with how bump fire stocks work, here is a demonstration from one of the largest manufactures, Slide Fire, which we shared with readers yesterday.

 

And here is a look at the product in action:

Of course, somehow we suspect it's only a matter of time before the Left blasts the NRA's statement as a cunning attempt to claim the moral high ground while exploiting their "offer" to avoid a more comprehensive gun bill.

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Ignatius's picture

Anyone else here figured out the NRA's real agenda yet?

It's kinda like how the SPLC says they defend poor black people, only different.

vortmax's picture

Is there anything these Fudds won't sell out on? 

MillionDollarButter's picture

I always keep a baby monitor to talk to myself when I am on a totally solo operation. /s

MagicHandPuppet's picture

N.R.A. must be an acronym to a Latin phrase which translates into:

"Controlled Opposition"

 

'The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.'

~Lenin

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

All animals are equal, but only government and criminal animals get automatic weapons.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-30/well-regulated-militia-being-ne...

The Alarmist's picture

So the NRA is pussified pretty much like the rest of American culture, except perhaps for the Latinos and Muzzies who have come to dominate more and more of it.

Ghost of Porky's picture

You had ONE job. ONE JOB.

 

 

Chuck Norris's picture

I'm still trying to figure out what they meant by "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED"

JLee2027's picture

Thou shall not murder

Thou shall not steal

Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife.

 

Seems pretty obvious who they were copying when they wrote the 2nd Amendment.

Arnold's picture

From my cold dead hands, seems to be a usurped liberal mantra.

Arnold's picture

They pick up the chant able memes they like pretty quickly.

nuubee's picture

LOL, try and ban bump stocks, then immediately see how stupid it is to ban them considering you can 3D print them in an hour.

sleigher's picture

Nevermind that bump stocks are really for people who are too lazy to learn how to bump fire without one.

The_Juggernaut's picture

Exactly.  You don't need this device to bump fire.  All you need is more money for ammo than brains and a fondness for inaccuracy.

eforce's picture

Like I said before, in a democracy you will always be on the defensive when protecting liberty.

Bigly's picture

Ted Nugent is out there saying people shold join the NRA. He must get paid for each new one as i cannot discern what they actually stand for or do.

Not a fan. Pussies and sell outs.

N2OJoe's picture

The only reason to EVER compromise with these fags is if we get something better in exhange. like suppressors AND Nat Reciprocity.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

I doubt the old Boomers in the NRA understand modern politics very well.

The correct response should have been to advocate for further repeals to inflame and outrage the left into lunacy.

rob g's picture

...like with a rubber band...

Muddy1's picture

"The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations."

There used to be a slogan found on the bumpers of vehicles that said, "I'm the NRA and I vote."  Now I read the above statement and I ask myself, I've been told for years that I'm the NRA, do I really believe the above statement?????  My answer is an absolute NO, in fact it is more like HELL NO.  So the baby faced Chris Cox, and Wayne LaPierre do not speak for me, they are sell outs, traitors, and gutless cowards.  And I am NO LONGER A LIFE MEMBER OF THE NRA.

 

Arnold's picture

Your time served here demands some respect, and I will give it to you.
If you can figure a way through the Modern Life with out a compromise that works in your favor, I am in awe of you.

Too much dogma, which is mostly in your own mind, leads to a poor end.

You must think beyond yourself.

Nope, many do not act in my best interest.

I am one of many Billions.
Do I have to do some sort of insanity to effect change?
no.
Merely find the right voice.

N2OJoe's picture

How exactly does this "compromise" work in our favor? We get to not buy a piece of plastic and in exhange we get??? Buttfucked by the government AGAIN.

I don't see much going in our favor there.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Im still trying to figure out why anyone would give a dime to the NRA. "Not one more inch" is my personal mantra when it comes to this. These good for nothing pussies are going to cave, and get NOTHING in return. Every single leftist politician and pundit will still call them a 'terrorist organization', they will still be demonized, and its not like banning bumpfires is going to quiet the calls for an 'assault weapons ban'. If anything, the left will smell pussy, and make more demands. Caving to them on this gains nothing and sets us all back. I don't own a bumpfire because I think they are silly and pointless for anything but an expensive range toy, but Im still vehemently opposed to banning them.

Gardentoolnumber5's picture

Which is why I left the NRA and started giving my money to GOA and NAGR. The NRA rolled over long ago for "common sense" gun laws. "Shall not be infringed".

LedMizer's picture

I am a life member of the 2nd Amendment Foundation.  When you look at who is winning the lawsuits that protect 2nd Amendement rights it is 2AF and Alan Gottlieb.  The NRA perpetuates the fight by solely supporting RHINOs and whatnot.  Haven't given them a nickel in years.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Start a local militia. It should be voluntary, open to anyone joining, subject to safety and discipline. Its purpose should be to support law and order and local defense. It should identify itself and back up local law enforcement. It should do everything honestly and in the open (subject to its own reasonable security requirements)

Train and drill.

In other words, it should be well regulated.

The President of the United States is your Commander in chief. You shall obey his orders.

Become a well regulated militia. You then are military/law enforcement and are able to obtain military weapons. Your right to bear them shall not be infringed.

Create and maintain an armory.

On your own land you can be a militia of 1. or a militia of your Family and tenants.

Then obtain military weapons. The 2nd amendment should be at your back and you should "stand up" your force.

After that the "cold dead hand" rule applies.

Be civil and stand your ground using speech and letter writing and courts. However sometimes you must use other methods to maintain your rights. Those methods are secrecy, security, covertness and deception. So keep your machine guns, weaponized drones, mortars, missiles, and artillery locked up and out of sight.

The Alarmist's picture

BTW, Lisa Jean is some mighty fine gun porn.

Ignatius's picture

Half the guys here would choose to hump the rifle.

I'm in the other half, though they're both impressive.

The Alarmist's picture

You forgot those who would make it a threesome ;-)

Mr. Universe's picture

What she really was thinking...

“The only reason to fire so many rounds so fast is to kill large numbers of people,” Ms. Feinstein said in a statement. “No one except the government should be able to easily and cheaply modify legal weapons into what are essentially machine guns."

Ignatius's picture

Fuck me runnin', she hung herself with that one!!

Touche'

booboo's picture

Yes, governments really need faster ways to commit mass murder after proving on countless occations that it is governments that commit democide on a grand scale.

People forget, Pol Pot, Mao, Stalin, Hitler and countless other examples were all heads of State.

Automatic Choke's picture

Actually, full auto is quite useful in hunting..... it saves you the normal process of dressing the carcass then grinding hamburger -- going direct from "on-the-hoof" to "meat loaf" in seconds.

 

GlassHouse101's picture

NRA just gave them an inch . . Now watch them take a mile . . 

Lock and load, people.

richsob's picture

Who the hell needs a bump stock?  For crying out loud, we have speed limits don't we?  That doesn't mean the government outlawed cars.  I have as much experience with full auto weapons as 99% of the posters on this website and I damn sure don't need a full automatic rifle for hunting or anything else.....even home protection.  You people need to understand that going too far radical to the right sets us up for looking ridiculous....just like the radicals on the left.

Gead's picture

Bump/Slide fire is the only legal and non-legislated way of keeping up with the military and law-enforcement. And that my friend is what the 2nd Amendment is about. We have the right to own firearms, to protect ourselves - not simply from some gang-banger burglar rapist bad-guy; rather, from an out of control government. So? You going to do that with a friggin' musket? Like the saying goes, you don't use a knife in a gunfight. Well.... if you have to go up against a full-auto ... you going to use what? A bolt-action hunting rifle? Tell me how that'll work out for you, will ya?

richsob's picture

You can't be serous about holding the government off with your automatic weapon.  You might last a couple of minutes if they really go for your balls.  Hell, I can take you out with a couple of friends and myself if we only have bolt action deer rifles and you have the automatic weapon of your choice.  Go ahead and pick one; maybe a .50 caliber or whatever you want.  We will just keep taking pot shots at you and keep you awake long enough you can't handle it anymore.  And then..................?  Seriously, don't kid yourself that you're going to beat the U.S. Government if it really wants to take you out.

Gead's picture

Bump/Slide fire is the only legal and non-legislated way of keeping up with the military and law-enforcement. And that my friend is what the 2nd Amendment is about. We have the right to own firearms, to protect ourselves - not simply from some gang-banger burglar rapist bad-guy; rather, from an out of control government. So? You going to do that with a friggin' musket? Like the saying goes, you don't use a knife in a gunfight. Well.... if you have to go up against a full-auto ... you going to use what? A bolt-action hunting rifle? Tell me how that'll work out for you, will ya?

BarkingCat's picture

Yeah, but picking lead out of your teeth is kind of a pain

Beowulf55's picture

FUCK THE NRA.....JOIN GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA....THEY NEVER COMPROMISE ON THE 2ND.

NRA is always caveing in.......

cheech_wizard's picture

I actually made it home for lunch today, and sure enough, glancing through Facebook, were the plans to make your own bump stock for $20.

(The price on your link is $150.)

Standard Disclaimer: It's like trying to ban anything else on the planet...doesn't work.

Automatic Choke's picture

except now if you go online to download the STL files for a 3D printed bumpstock, the black helicopters will be at your door in 10 minutes.

Creepy Lurker's picture

I've seen video of ppl making a bumper with a rubber band.

spieslikeus's picture

.....and.....they're gone!

Arnold's picture

I still have some educational material from Lindsey Press on fabricating thises and thats.

Have not done it, but in theory, properly set up, it would empty a .22 long rifle , ten round magazine in half a second.

As a squad member, suppressive fire like that might be necessary.
As a Rifleman from youth, and having to pay for and install my stuff, it is a horrific waste of barrels and ammunition.

Arnold's picture

Ah...
Such a poor memory for speling in my dotage.
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