In a rare move sure to shock just about anyone that knows what the acronym NRA actually stands for, uh, the association has announced that it is pushing for a federal review of bump stocks. According to reports, a bump stock was apparently used on the semi-automatic weapon that Stephen Paddock used to reign down terror in Las Vegas.
With the use of a bump stock, Paddock, was able to speed up the shooting power of the semi-automatic weapon making it two-times as lethal as before. Now, the NRA appears to believe that Paddock went “beyond the limits”.
“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 said in a statement—its first since the Oct. 1 shooting, per ABC News. “The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.”