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.

  • Clink9

    Almost like Obama wanted someone to use these with extreme prejudice when they allowed them.

  • mauser 98

    big mistake…never just one issue..Chucky, Pelosi will pork barrel it

  • mauser 98

    Barry Ok’d it

    Bump-Stock Device Received ATF Green Light During Obama Administration

    • Ooops!

    • UCSPanther

      I remember reading that particular stock was submitted for approval during the mid-2000s, but the ATF said “No F—-ing way!” then…

  • Jabberwokk

    Seems fair to me. Restrictions do not mean ban.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      They will, and they also set precedents for other restrictions on attachments.

      • Jabberwokk

        They will try. I agree it’s never good to pander but in this case there is good reason why there are restrictions on fully automatic weapons which should extend to modification that more or less circumvent said law.

        If they tried to use the same argument to ban ammunition or silencers I would be on principle against that as it’s not the same issue at all. Best of all Homeowners are not punished for faithfully following the law and keep their guns and w/e. Bump stock owners might just have to ID themselves as having them. That does not seem like big deal to me.

        • Drunk by Noon ✓

          They always have “reasonable” sounding arguments for all their restrictions.
          Silencers, blue tipped military surplus ammo, “high capacity” magazines, pistol grips on rifles, flash hiders on barrel tips, button release requirements for magazines.
          It never ends!

          • Jabberwokk

            Oh for sure. And we both know they end game is to make it so over regulated you might as well ban guns.

            What I’m saying is that is not this or at least this is how it should phrased. This is about mods that circumvent or skirt the line of what is fully auto and what is not which is a law everyone abides with already.

            Except criminals……otherwise they wouldn’t be criminals.

          • mauser 98

            if GOP caves again…MSM, democrats will have tickertape parade in NYC
            .. Trump will then be in real trouble

        • Drunk by Noon ✓

          Every regulation is a stepping stone to an outright ban.
          As far as automatic weapons go, their virtual outlaw (wildly over regulated), dates back to 1934, which was the result of the Saint Valentine’s Day massacre of 1929.
          I’d allow them with an extensive background check, with a requirement that the lower receivers, or the entire gun, be stored on a gun safe when not being transported to a range.

          • Jabberwokk

            *insert bane saying ‘of course’ meme here*

          • mauser 98

            ………….here it is

            Pelosi: I sure hope a ban on bump stocks is a slippery slope to more gun control


        • PapayaSF

          Bump stock owners might just have to ID themselves as having them.

          And how would registration have stopped this guy…?

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    The NRA needs to fight the gun grabbers on everything.
    The bump fire / stock mods are just a wedge issue to get the camel’s nose into the tent.

    • mauser 98 it is

      Pelosi: I sure hope a ban on bump stocks is a slippery slope to more gun control

    • Clausewitz

      Full auto is for amateurs, semi auto is for snipers.

      • Watchman

        Full auto is for amateurs area effect or suppression, semi auto is for snipers everything else. FIFY

        The country music target was an attractive area target, especially from the shooter’s location.

        • Clausewitz

          Just meant that I’d rather have some fool on full rock and roll firing at me than a sniper with an aimed rifle. Remember the motto of the Marine Sniper is, “Don’t run, you’ll only die tired”.

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    I feel safe now.

  • Sharkibark

    As long as Trump remains to his “two regulations deleted to every one created” policy, I don’t really mind.

  • Dave

    Fu*cking governments, always taking away all the fun stuff!