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

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.

Comments

Muddy1 Arnold Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:29 Permalink

"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. 

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Arnold Muddy1 Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:37 Permalink

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.

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greenskeeper carl Chuck Norris Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:00 Permalink

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.

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King of Ruperts Land Chuck Norris Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:19 Permalink

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.

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richsob GlassHouse101 Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:35 Permalink

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.

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Gead richsob Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:05 Permalink

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?

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richsob Gead Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:44 Permalink

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.

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Gead richsob Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:05 Permalink

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?

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cheech_wizard Arnold Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:16 Permalink

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.

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Arnold spieslikeus Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:38 Permalink

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.

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