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NRA open to regulation of bump stocks

Shooting instructor Frankie McRae illustrates the grip on an AR-15 rifle fitted with a Shooting instructor Frankie McRae illustrates the grip on an AR-15 rifle fitted with a | Photo: AP Photo / Allen G. Breed.

October 05, 2017 04:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Rifle Association says the "bump stocks" device that the Las Vegas shooter used to turn semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons should be "subject to additional regulations."
    
In a statement on Thursday, the NRA says the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law.
    
The organization which holds a powerful sway over members of Congress dismissed some of the initial response from lawmakers who have pressed for more gun control.
    
Said the NRA: "Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks."
    
The statement came from NRA leaders Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox.

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