NRA says legislation not necessary to curb ‘bump stock’ sales

The National Rifle Association’s executive vice president and chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, said Sunday that the gun-rights lobbying group would oppose legislation flatly banning “bump stocks,” devices police say the Las Vegas attacker used to make semi-automatic rifles fire nearly as rapidly as fully-automatic ones. LaPierre and another NRA leader released a statement on Thursday saying that “additional restrictions” should be considered on accessories that increase semi-automatic rifles’ firing rate, but on Sunday he said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms could handle it by reversing an Obama-era ruling that said the devices were legal. “I think you want to tell ATF to do its job,” he said. Democrats have proposed a ban on “bump stocks.”

Read More
%d bloggers like this: