Local gun shops compare bump stocks to expensive toys

Posted October 07, 2017

Slide Fire, the most well-known bump stock accessory, has ceased production of the tool since the tragedy occurred in Las Vegas.

The National Rifle Association says it is open to new regulations on bump stocks, devices possessed by the mass shooter in Las Vegas that can be used to fire rifles similarly to automatic weapons.

But any regulations on ownership could be met with resistance from the pro-gun lobby, as ITV News heard in Nevada. Consumers are fearful that manufacturers and gun stores will acquiesce to pressure following Vegas' mass shooting and stop production.

Baffled police and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, still lacking a clear motive for the Las Vegas massacre of 58 people by a lone gunman five days ago, appealed to the public on Friday to come forward with any information that might help solve the mystery.

He said there are many illegitimate GoFundMe accounts being set up from unscrupulous people trying to profit from the tragic shootings. "It's a people problem". "The NRA believes that devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations". Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to the shooting from the podium of the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room - named in memory of President Ronald Reagan's press secretary, who was shot and paralyzed during a 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan.

"We want to outlaw these devices and prevent anyone from trying to circumvent the automatic weapons laws of our state", said Bruce Tarr, a Gloucester Republican and the minority leader in the state Senate.

According to the AP, Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, said the industry is prepared to have the devices scrutinized by lawmakers and gun-control advocates.

In this February 1, 2013, file photo, an employee of North Raleigh Guns demonstrates how a "bump" stock works at the Raleigh, N.C., shop.

Shortly after top White House aide Kellyanne Conway went on CNN to say that the Trump administration will "always welcome thoughtful conversation" on gun control, the right wing Breitbart News - run by her former White House colleague Steve Bannon - blasted Conway as "weak".

Army veteran Gustavo also believes in the right to self-defence. The Fort Hood, Texas incident happened on November 5, 2009, where 13 people died and 33 were wounded.

Flake called a friend who collected guns and asked him: What was he hearing? He did a lot of evil because he was an evil person.

"You've spent $12 in three seconds you know having a blast hitting the target but they're not very accurate", Showalter said.

While some congressional Republicans are on board with a "bump stock" review, others are not.

"I will order them if someone wants one, but I highly discourage them from purchasing", said Will Dance, a retailer with Red Hills Arms in Tallahassee, Florida. "We just refuse to participate". The legislation is targeted at accessories that increase a semi-automatic rifle's rate of fire and is not meant to restrict devices used by hunters, according to Casey's office.

Within two weeks, the 1996 National Firearms Agreement was announced, completely banning semi-automatic weapons, pump-action rifles and shotguns. But this is more of an opening than any gun control bill has seen in a long time even if a bump stock ban is a much more limited measure than what many Democrats would like to see. Even the NRA bans them on their firing ranges, so why are bump stocks widely used?