NRA issues statement on bump fire stocks

The National Rifle Association called for federal regulators to conduct an immediate review of gun accessories design to mimic full-auto firing, according a statement issued Thursday by the group’s leaders Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox.

“The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,” the statement says, adding the ATF should “immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law.”

The items in question, bump fire stocks, became the subject of debate after a gunman equipped a dozen or so rifles with such a device and opened fire into a crowd of some 22,000 concertgoers on Sunday night in Las Vegas. He killed 58 people and injured almost 500 others.

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