The National Rifle Association has issued an initial comment regarding today’s news that the Trump Administration will be banning bump fire stocks (and current owners have 90 days to dispose of them or become felons).
The National Rifle Association is “disappointed” with the Trump administration’s plan to outlaw bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire continuously.
Spokeswoman Jennifer Baker says the Justice Department should provide amnesty for gun owners who already have the devices. …
Baker says the regulation “fails to address the thousands of law-abiding Americans” who followed the government’s previous guidance.
True enough. But forcing gun owners to get rid of their “assault rifles,” standard capacity magazines, or whatever gun-grabbers deem to be out of bounds — with no compensation — is a longstanding tradition.
Oh, and in case it slipped your mind, the NRA was on board with the ATF taking another look at bump fire stocks after the Mandalay Bay shooting. Here’s an excerpt from their statement at the time:
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. The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.
And additional regulation is exactly what we now have.