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NRA Endorses ‘Additional Regulations’ For Firing Device

'Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale...'

The National Rifle Association announced on Thursday that it supports “additional regulations” on so-called “bump fire stocks” that boost semi-automatic weapons’ firing rates.

“Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale of bump fire stocks on at least two occasions, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law,” NRA officials Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox said.

“The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.”

“The statement came as bipartisan momentum for regulating the devices built on Capitol Hill. The White House also indicated that President Donald Trump could be open to discussing changes to bump stock laws,” CNBC reported.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview with MSNBC which aired on Thursday that the firearm device is “clearly something we need to look into.”

Politico reported that the NRA does not allow bump stocks to be used at its headquarters firing range in Fairfax, Virginia.

“Firing ranges typically limit the rate at which guns are fired for safety reasons, said Paul Valone, president of Grass Roots North Carolina, a gun rights organization,” according to Politico.

“If someone is not trained to fire rapidly they may miss, frankly, and hit things like the ceiling of the range and other areas which could cause damage and safety issues,” Valone said. Automatic weapons also typically are banned at ranges. The bump-stock system is useless for target practice and not widely used by gun enthusiasts, he said.

The NRA added in its statement that the group remains committed to promoting Americans’ ability to protect themselves.

“In an increasingly dangerous world, the NRA remains focused on our mission: strengthening Americans’ Second Amendment freedom to defend themselves, their families and their communities,” the statement read.

“To that end, on behalf of our five million members across the country, we urge Congress to pass National Right-to-Carry reciprocity, which will allow law-abiding Americans to defend themselves and their families from acts of violence.”

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