It looks like the NRA has blinked. NRA CEO issued a statement, The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations."
And Politico reports, "The National Rifle Association on Thursday called on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to review whether bump fire stocks -- like the device used in this week's Las Vegas shooting massacre -- comply with current federal law."
I'd say that this action by the NRA is a preemptive cover, so they look like they helped initiate this action, rather than be seen as dropping their guard and being weak, allowing ANY gun regulation, which, for a long time, has been their modus operandi.
The good news is that even Republicans are talking about banning the gear that allowed the Las Vegas gunman to fire semi-automatic weapons as though they were machine guns.
What's your take?
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