Even the National Rifle Association is calling for beefed-up regulations on bump stocks.
“The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,” the gun group said in a statement Thursday, its first since a shooter used the controversial gun accessory to mow down concertgoers in Law Vegas.
But the NRA’s statement also railed against gun control.
“In the aftermath of the evil and senseless attack in Las Vegas, the American people are looking for answers as to how future tragedies can be prevented,” it began.
“Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control. Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks. This is a fact that has been proven time and again in countries across the world.”
Some Democratic and Republican lawmakers are calling for an outright ban on bump stocks since Sunday — although sales of the gadget have soared in the wake of the massacre.