by Countable | 10.5.17
The National Rifle Association announced on Thursday that it’s endorsing tougher restrictions on "bump stocks"— mechanisms that allows semi-automatic weapons to mimic the firing speed of automatic weapons.
Twelve of the rifles the Las Vegas mass shooter had in his hotel room were modified with a "bump stock."
As The New York Times reported, it’s "a rare, if small, step for a group that for years has vehemently opposed any new gun controls."
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"Regulating them?" How about outlawing them altogether? Make it illegal to even possess one. Give a 90-day period to have them all turned over to law-enforcement authorities. After that, fines and/or jail time for anyone possessing one.
Too little and way, way, way too late. Ban automatic weapons and large capacity magazines. That is a start.
The real question is why does a regular citizen need an automatic or semi-automatic at all.
It should be obvious and common sense to not sell bump stocks, silencers, guns to mentally ill or get going on a national gun registry with ALL guns registered. Fix it!!!!
They’re covering their asses for now. They will find a way to sneak around this.
Please look to Australia's gun laws and do the same. They have guns but much stricter laws and many less weapons. And many fewer deaths! It's so disgraceful to see so many congressmen and women lead our country based not on constituents wants but what the gun lobbyists want. ALEC for example, politicians smooze CEO's. Laws get written for the financial benefit of that firm, not for the of the best interest or safety of the consumers
Outlaw them, don’t just regulate them!
I am disappointed in the NRA. The war to save Constitutional rights is a war of attrition and we are losing, bit by bit. A bump stock hurts nobody. When stop blaming the object for the actions of the person. When a man drives drunk, we don't blame the car. When a man stabs a man, we don't blame the knife. Objects are not capable of evil, people are. We do not eliminate the rights of the innocent to protect against the evils of the guilty.
Well, on the wake of this recent tragedy this is a nice gesture. Now, if the NRA would kindly support background checks and stop with the paranoid nonsense, we may actually make some progress.
I’m glad that the NRA is recognizing the need for regulation and control. These bump stocks are a great place to start, and we can keep moving forward from there.
Anyone else give a damn about the NRA opinion?! I sure don't, they are dangerous to American society.
I think that the Founding Fathers got it right the first time with everyone's right to bear arms. I believe that we should all be allowed to own muskets, bayonets and, for the hard core aficionados, canons...
The MAJORITY of the PEOPLE want gun regulation & background checks, the government works for US not the NRA, get to it 2018 is coming fast
Regulating Bump-Stocks? How about banning Bump-Stocks.
Outlaw them,make it a crime to own one. No reason for bump stock. Tell the manufacturers to stop.
"Tougher restrictions" is a joke. They should be made illegal in the United States. There is no possible need for them other than to cause mass destruction and killings.
Like that is even remotely enough!!!
I oppose the regulation of bump stocks. The actions of one man should not be used as an excuse to punish every other law abiding citizen.
This doesn’t mean anything. How many of the mass shootings in America used bump stocks? This is meaningless to the bigger issue of gun-related deaths in America. Don’t get fooled.
Time to ban the Bump Stock!