NRA supports additional ‘bump stock’ restrictions after Las Vegas shooting

NRA supports additional ‘bump stock’ restrictions after Las Vegas shooting

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
October 6, 2017

The term “bump stock” is one that many of Americans are now becoming familiar with after it was learned that the man responsible for the Las Vegas shooting that killed 59 and wounded hundreds of others, used this guns accessory to all-but convert his semi-automatic rifles to full-automatic.

According to the New York Times, “a “bump stock” replaces a rifle’s standard stock, which is the part held against the shoulder. It frees the weapon to slide back and forth rapidly, harnessing the energy from the kickback shooters feel when the weapon fires.

**Pictures is a rifle equipped with a 'bump stock.'

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Now the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA), which has opposed any kind of restrictions on gun control and gun rights, is open to tighter restrictions on the sale of these “bump stocks” as  a result of the shooting.

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

Florida Senator Bill Nelson (D) recently sponsored a bill calling for a ban of “bump stock” sales for the kind of rifles used in the deadly Las Vegas shooting.

Meanwhile, many Democratic members of the U.S. Congress are still demanding sweeping gun control measures, aside from Nelson’s bill. Should regulations be tightened on 'bump stocks?'

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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