, in what many see as a seismic action, has said the federal Alcohol, Tobacco
and Firearms agency should look at additional regulation of bump stocks,
the legal accessory by which semi-automatic weapons can be converted to automatic fire. They apparently were used in the Las Vegas slaughter.
Politico has noted that the NRA bans bump stocks on its own range. Also, some Republican congressmen have indicated a willignness
to "talk about" bump stocks since the slaughter. A Republican talking point today is that the device was deemed legal by Obama-era ATF officials.
Note that "additional regulation" is not the same as a ban, which has been proposed in new legislation from Democrats. NJote
also that it turns attention from more far-reaching ideas. The NRA statement said in part:
"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."
But, hey. Bump stocks don't kill people.
OH BUT WAIT: It appears NRA wants to trade bump stock "regulations"
for a national right to carry law. Jeez.