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NRA calls for crackdown on gun modifications

07 Octubre 2017, 08:22 | Crisanna Felipe

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Davis: It's time to review 'bump-stock' laws

"I've always thought these bump stocks were just a novelty", Andrew Wickerham, owner of the 2nd Amendment Gun Shop in Las Vegas, told The Christian Science Monitor.

Bump stocks are a rapid fire device used by the Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock who killed at least 58 people and injured hundreds more on Sunday night. But beyond that, their views differed. Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control.

"It was President Obama's ATF, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, in 2010 that decided not to regulate this device", Conway said.

While some Republican lawmakers may still yet be ambivalent, Mr. Trump's demagogic capability may just be an asset to prod them to rein in the accessibility of guns or banning the aforementioned bump stocks.

In a statement on Thursday, the NRA said the devices "should be subject to additional regulations".

For another, "bump stocks" are not big moneymakers for the gun industry.

Robert Spitzer, chairman of the political science department at SUNY Cortland, who watches the gun industry closely, said he was surprised. Roskam's has received $41,650, plus almost $16,600 in other support, according to the center.

While it might be questionable whether some familiar gun-safety proposals would have stopped this or other specific incidents, the overall impact of America's lax gun laws compared with the rest of the world is harder to dispute. It was created ostensibly to help people with disabilities more easily fire AK- and AR-platform long guns.

Senator Cancela, how did you react when you learned that the Las Vegas shooter had amassed 23 guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his hotel room?

Presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Thursday that "we're certainly open to having that conversation".

Representative Chris Collins of NY also criticized the Democratic push for gun control following the tragedy in Las Vegas, calling the timing "despicable". Foster said Congressional action on guns is overdue. "The Founders of this nation, from their own experience, knew that when government goes bad, liberty evaporates and people die. unless the people are armed".

The NRA is known for rarely backing down on gun control issues. A full resurrection of her so-called "Assault Weapons" Ban?

Thursday's sudden endorsements of controls came nearly simultaneously from the NRA and the White House. He said the Las Vegas shooting highlighted that gun violence must be addressed in a bipartisan way.

I think it's going to take a lot of organizing and a deep political movement in this country to counter that kind of both financial power, and also policy power that they've developed over the last few decades. "We have to do something to basically limit gun violence".

The ATF isn't taking a position on bump stocks because the products are not actually firearms, he explains. "Devices like the bump stock, trigger crank, hell-fire trigger systems, BMF trigger activators, the Autoglove, and more are not covered by the 1986 National Firearms Act (NFA)", claims the White House petition.

Talking about illegal gun purchases, he said gun laws, including tougher penalties, should be focused on how firearms are obtained.

However, there is still great support for the right to bear arms.

That means universal background checks, on the short list of proposals from advocates of stricter gun limits, wouldn't have stopped Paddock.

Automatic weapons are. They were manufactured for war, Ahern says.

The fact that weapons like the AR-15 can be retrofitted with bump stocks legally is wholly indefensible when great carnage can be inflicted so quickly. They're based on holding the trigger finger in place and using the recoil of the weapon to, you guessed it, bump the trigger against the finger repeatedly.

The NRA's statement significantly calls for the ATF to take possible regulatory action, not for Congress to take legislative action.

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