In breaking news, Hell just froze over as the National Rifle Association calls for further regulations on semi-automatic rifles.
Their statement, released Thursday, comes just days after 59 people were killed and a further 500+ injured when a shooter opened fire on a crowd in Las Vegas. It reads:
“In the aftermath of the evil and senseless attack in Las Vegas, the American people are looking for answers as to how future tragedies can be prevented… the NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,”
However, Liberals should NOT get excited. Our Constitution is not changing, and neither are the moral values of the NRA. The statement went on to say:
“Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control. Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks. This is a fact that has been proven time and again in countries across the world.”
The particular gun that is being that Democratic and Republican lawmakers are calling to ban are known as bump stocks. An article by The New York Times described a bump stock and how it works.
Evidently, the gun replaces a rifle’s standard stock, which is the part that sits against the shoulder, freeing the weapon to slide back and forth rapidly. This harnesses the energy from the kickback so the stock “bumps” between the shooters trigger finger and shoulder, allowing for rapid fire.
This allows a standard rifle to convert into firing at almost the same rate as a machine gun, without technically becoming a fully automatic firearm. It’s a key loophole for gun nuts that skirts around the 1986 law against personal ownership of fully automatic firearms manufactured after that year.
Despite being a pro-gun writer, even this journalist can’t see any need for such a device outside of military application or gang warfare; however, bump stocks are not banned under federal law.
Sales of the gadget have soared since the massacre, but they could be a thing of the past all too soon.
Source (New York Post)