NRA backs ‘bump stock’ ban, Trump open to restrictions

The National Rifle Association joined calls Thursday for additional regulation of “bump fire stocks,” the device used in the Las Vegas massacre to produce rapid fire similar to a machine gun.

The jarring pivot by the NRA, coupled with the White House opening the door to restrictions on bump stocks, all but guaranteed momentum for the legislation in Congress.

“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 and its lobbying arm said in a joint statement.