NRA Backs ‘Additional Regulations’ for ‘Bump Stock’ Device Used in Vegas Massacre

The National Rifle Association on Thursday issued a statement that the organization believes certain modifying devices that allow a semi-automatic gun to function as a fully automatic weapon, like the “bump stock” used by the Las Vegas shooter, “should be subject to additional regulations.” The statement does not call for specific legislation on bump stocks, however, instead reiterating its commitment to promoting a National Right-to-Carry reciprocity law, which they say would help Americans to defend themselves. The so-called “bump stock” device modifies semi-automatic rifles so that bullets are fired at an increased speed and the weapon moves back and forth in the shooters grip, causing it to work like a fully automatic gun. Experts say this actually decreases a gun’s accuracy and makes it less safe.