NRA Supports Bump Stocks Regulations After the Incident of Las Vegas

The gun lobbyist of the United States which has very rarely supported new measures of controlling firearms has expressed its willingness to support a restriction on rifle accessories. The avoidance of which has resulted in Las Vegas where a gunman could to do rapid gun firing from an automatic weapon at a music festival. The gunman was identified as Stephen Paddock by the police and is said to have fitted twelve of his weapons with the so - called bump stock devices which allows semi-automatic rifles to operate in a way as if they were fully automatic machine guns which are otherwise outlawed in the United States of America.

Police authorities have said that Paddock's ability to fire hundreds of rounds in each minute for a continuous ten minutes from the 32nd floor of the hotel suite was the main factor in the high number of the casualty count of about 58 people who are dead and hundreds of others injured. But before the police could catch Paddock he is believed to have killed himself. The carnage that took place on Sunday night across the street from the Mandalay Bay Hotel lies on the top of the list of the bloodiest mass shooting in the history of modern day United States which surpassed the previous carnage where 49 people were shot dead in the previous year in a gay nightclub in Orlando in Florida. The influential National Rifle Association (NRA) which at that time loyally and committed members opposed the moves to tighten the laws on gun control after the massacre at Orlando on Thursday they said that the bump stocks are not legal. The NRA said that bump stocks should definitely be subjected to additional rules & regulations to make it stricter.

The executive director of the Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association, Chris Cox said on Thursday that gun control is a policy that has failed. He stated that the policy has been tried but it is better to say that it does not have the ability to keep the people safe. According to Chris Cox, there needs to be an honest discussion about solutions that will work effectively and one of those solutions is to make sure that the Second Amendment is supported and protected. Democrats were urging for new legislation because this shooting incident has reignited the debate that was standing for a long duration of time in the US over the regulation of gun ownership.

January 16, 2022 - 18:30
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