Fearing Public Mood For Stricter Gun Controls, NRA Now Says Bump Stocks Will Need “Additional Regulations”

ABC News reports:

The National Rifle Association is calling for a federal review of bump stocks, a weapon modifier that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire faster. The NRA, in its first statement since the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas, said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should “immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law.”

“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 reads. The full statement, issued jointly by NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and the head of its legislative arm Chris Cox, opens by addressing “the evil and senseless attack in Las Vegas.”

  • Gustav2

    Just the tip.

  • PickyPecker
    • David L. Caster

      Yes, it’s called Republicans.

    • Steven B

      Some of the Las Vegas victims have had to resort to Go Fund Me to raise money for their medical expenses

  • Rex

    Don’t trust them. Ever.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Never do .

  • PickyPecker
  • safari
  • pch1013

    I’d be a bit more impressed if they had announced this *before* bump stocks were completely sold out.

    • David Walker

      It took longer than usual to get the wording just right. They didn’t have to deal with all this shit before. I thought one phrase was extremely well-crafted:
      “The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations”… Not “should be banned”; rather, “subject to additional regulations.” Know what to expect from your congress critters, know what to say to your members, and you’ll be able to slaughter 58 people, too.

  • Tatonka

    Thanks for the table scraps, Wayne. Awfully big of you to allow that.

  • PickyPecker
    • JustDucky

      http://rackjite.com/wp-content/uploads/newtowngop.jpg

      Nothing changes until the legislative branch fears us more than they fear them.

      Capitol Hill switchboard:

      (202) 224-3121

      Find your Representative:

      https://m.house.gov/representatives/

      Find your Senator:

      https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

    • Gregory B

      This may be perceived as crass, but I wonder how quickly gun laws would change if some nutcase took a rifle and shot Wayne Lapierre’s children to death?

      • pch1013

        Probably nothing. I have seen nothing to suggest that he possesses anything resembling a normal human emotion.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Wouldn’t do a thing . Just ask Steve Scalise

    • teeveedub

      Sometimes I wish there actually were a hell, just so Wayne LaPierre could spend eternity swallowing pig shit while roasting on a spit.

  • Natty Enquirer
  • Halou

    Wow. At this rate we’ll just need another 150 million dead people and they’ll finally concede the real issue.

    • David L. Caster

      A small number of GOP senators and Representatives would be sufficient.

      Disclaimer: not a call for violence against elected officials, merely calling attention to their hypocritical positions on almost everything.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    I suspect the additional regulation the NRA will promote is something like warning sticker: “Please use this product in a responsible manner”.

    Sort of like the gambling industry is so concerned about gambling addiction (the source of much of their profits) that each slot machine has a small sticker with a 800 number for gamblers anonymous. Then the industry can claim ‘we spent over $10 million dollars on education to prevent addiction’. Aren’t we awesome?

  • HZ81

    How brave of them. Fucking gun cult is allowed to promote murder every single day—but they care!

  • Treant

    Yes, they need one tiny little adjustment–BAN THEM.

    You still have your dumbass penis substitute, and that bump stock is NOT mentioned in the Second Amendment. See? I can be a “strict constitutionalist” too.

  • Slippy_World
  • Adam King

    We should store the entire national stock of these items securely up Wayne LaPierre’s posterior.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    If he’s the mouthpiece for the gun industry, does that make him a cockholster?

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Cuckholster.

  • Ken M

    Here we go again with the “BANNING THE GUNS” bullshit. No one is trying to take their fucking guns. Not even trying to stop them from buying new (guns.) But all the accessories are getting a little ridiculous. Time checks to buy (guns) isn’t banning. Silencers and enough rounds to take out a mob solo is not a well regulated militia.

    • Adam King

      I would certainly be in favor of banning their fucking guns if I had any say in the matter.

      • Ken M

        I would agree to limits as well. That could be one purpose of the background checks. We have to start somewhere though, and stopping/limiting the accessories is a good place. The “less intrusive” the legislation sounds, the more difficult it will be for them to fight against it. Keep in mind as well, that the federal government has very few actual regulations regarding firearms. They are left almost exclusively up to the states, and in some cases the cities.

    • JustDucky

      I can’t speak for anyone else, but I want to take their fucking guns. I’ve wanted to take their fucking guns since Newtown.

      And if anyone else wants to take their fucking guns, they should call their representatives:

      (202) 224-3121

      If you don’t know who your representatives are, go here:

      https://m.house.gov/representatives/

      And here:

      https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

  • bambinoitaliano

    Sure. Let me give you a dime in exchange for a $100. I’m doing this out of my conscience to do good for the public. Thoughts and prayers.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Let the slippery slope be lubed !

    • Ken M

      I like that. 😉

  • Halou

    A worthless concession. They’re still pushing to legalise silencers. Oh, a maniac can’t fire so many rounds a minute but they’ll be able to fire for more minutes before their location is identified. All told this makes not a damned bit of difference whatsoever.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Pretty smart on their part.

  • MikeBx2

    Trump and Co. will latch onto this as if it’s a win for them. And plenty of Democrats will be fooled by it. Expect approval bump.

  • Tawreos

    So now we know that you need to have over 550 people injured or killed in one incident for them to back down at all. I wonder how many it will have to be next time?

    • bambinoitaliano

      That 550 victims have to be the NRA and the politicians who pocket their money for any gun law to change in this country.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Backing down? More a strategic circumvention.

  • fuzzybits

    Means you’ll have to show two pieces of ID to get one.

  • Nic Peterson
    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      I thought of Samira’s victims in “The Ring”.

    • Treant

      “All in all, he just took,
      Another dick to the balls.”

      Both look like they’re being done from behind,but Wayne enjoys it more.

    • David L. Caster

      By now most are comfortably numb.

      • Nic Peterson

        Not close enough to 5PM here. 🙁

    • Ken M
      • Nic Peterson

        My dad brought Dark Side of the Moon home shortly after it was released, I might have been eight or so. I thought ‘Time’ was the coolest thing I had ever heard. Instant fan.

        Really can’t sit through The Wall any more. Too depressing and way too prescient. Roger Waters is a genius, his solo work is worth a look. Gilmour collaborated with a lot of new bands inbetween Floyd projects. Dream Academy is layered and haunting but shimmers with hints of positive light.

      • Grumpy Old Man

        I saw the concert (maybe Hec.Ed. Pavilion) – cast a whole different light on the album (blinking red light coming into focus as ambulance and sheet pulled over PoV.) Still one of my favorite albums.

      • DonnaLee

        Thank you for that, I never realized before that I never saw this video.

    • PickyPecker
    • Ken M

      They were so far ahead of their time.

  • Lazycrockett

    No one will be talking bout bump stocks in a week.

    • Tomcat

      You mean other than those that will be trying to find more to buy.

      • David L. Caster

        The buzz will be about the plans needed to 3D print your very own.

  • Ken M

    “In a dangerous world?” The Second Amendment refers to a militia capable of protecting the people from the government. If they’re so big on the word for word, the “world” is never mentioned.

  • Harveyrabbit

    “Additional Regulations”

    They’ll need to be sold with an NRA cap (all proceeds going to the NRA)

  • HAAAAAAA
  • Paula

    Nothing less than the complete elimination is acceptable, Wayne.

  • Tomcat

    Because a bullet coming out the barrel every time you pull trigger is
    JUST NO T ENOUGH. Come on second amenders get real.

  • Ken M

    Easier for anyone to buy a gun, especially now with the internet, than it is to vote. Think about it.

    • Halou

      A couple of years ago somebody put the designs for his 3D printed gun on the internet. Claiming “second amendment rights” when people from all around the world downloaded it for unspecified purposes.
      The articles and amendments of the US Constitution do not and should not apply to what goes on outside of the US.

      • Tomcat

        Also A guy made a gun that looks like a cell phone and it is PERFECTLY legal. Give new meaning to drop that cellphone.

      • leastyebejudged

        “The articles and amendments of the US Constitution do not and should not apply to what goes on outside of the US.”

        What the fuck is THAT ? The “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” theory of Government ?

        Clearly, you’ve thought the ramifications of this out carefully and with seriousness and consideration.

        Fucking retard.

    • leastyebejudged

      One can argue that both acts generally result in pretty much nothing changing.

  • PickyPecker
    • canoebum

      There’s a Starbucks in Malone, NY? Who would have ever guessed?

    • clay

      [That’s going in the “experimental map design” example file.]

    • pch1013

      I believe San Francisco is the largest U.S. city without a single gun dealer. (The last one closed two years ago.)

      • Todd20036

        DC doesn’t have any either

    • leastyebejudged

      Good job at starting to follow the money. Now show all the people with investments and financial ties to the industries.

      Journalists have failed to do this for years, I wonder why, I wonder what it is that journalists are INTENTIONALLY concealing from the public ?

  • fuzzybits
  • Raising_Rlyeh

    *huge fucking eyeroll* Pointless now considering how many people bought bump stocks due to vegas.

  • MikeBx2

    Debating if fully automatic is more dangerous than semi-automatic. That’s madness. Ban the guns.

    • stuckinthewoods

      Repeal the Second Amendment.

  • Tomcat

    Think about this: What if two or more people had planned this shooting in a number of buildings at same time and were able to secure the room doors better?
    Scary to say the least.
    Cops will have to start utilizing mortar launchers or rocket launchers in the future to stop this.

    • Halou

      It’s not that hard to secure the door, just move the larger items of furniture.

      And the moment the “serve and protect” police officers have to use demolition equipment to do their basic duty, the NRA will be hollering about the need for “parity” for the general population, to ‘deter tyranny’ of course and forget that true tyrants are never so obvious when they rise to power.

    • clay

      Vegas shooter did secure the door, sort of– the security guy was shot through the shut door ‘cuz he had cameras set up so he could watch the access.

      • Halou

        Damn. That’s awful.
        All I can say is I hope it was a quick end for them.

    • danolgb

      It should be noted, they didn’t breach the door until quite a bit of time after he stopped shooting. Either he ran out of ammo or people to shoot. But yes, had he worked with someone else on the other side of the venue, it could have been much worse. At least the people were able to run away from him when they figured out where he was.

  • Tomcat

    So I guess if the NRA is ready to talk gun violence it will be allowed?????
    Gee thanks NRA.

  • Tomcat

    So where are the nut cases that will say this was a Democratic staged event to take their guns away. No one got hurt while producing this event, REICH.

    • TexasBoy

      FALSE FLAG! FAKE NEWS! The President should be tweeting this evening.

      • Tomcat

        Oh, the moron.

    • Halou

      David Duke says the Jews are to blame.
      Because he is David fucking Duke, what else would he say.

  • TexasBoy

    Are they finally running a bit scared their “Guns for All” attitude may finally be losing popular opinion with the GOP and conservatives?

    • Tomcat

      To the GOP guns for ALL was NEVER the plan. That is what the stop all blacks and check for warrants and drugs is about.

    • clay

      OR, they’re just going to soft-pedal it for a while, until the road’s not so steep.

  • bambinoitaliano

    The overlord has spoken. For killing that many of you, this is what we are willing to sacrifice for you.

  • Nychta

    Just watched this video by Greg of ASAP Science. Warning – there are facts embedded in this presentation.
    https://youtu.be/BYJb67-5nIs

    • Canadian Observer

      If only white people in the United States had an alternative to gun ownership to protect them… something like a police force… or gated communities… or representation in all levels of government.

      • KarenAtFOH

        Or pepper spray, or a dog….

  • Tomcat

    If these mass murders do not scare you,,, join the republican party and enjoy it like they seem to be.

  • ChrisMorley

    OT
    ‘We pray for dawn’: Trump’s words ring hollow in Puerto Rico’s devastated interior

    – 92% of people still have no electricity after Hurricane Maria hit two weeks ago, and many are trapped by debris and facing a lack of food and water

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/05/we-pray-for-dawn-puerto-rico-still-devastated-despite-trumps-boasts-of-recovery
    A real journalist on the ground, probing, investigating, reporting

    • Nychta

      Excellent reporting. “A brigade of activists working with an ecological farmers collective drove from San Juan with packets of rice, beans and tinned fruit.” Thankfully, no mention of a bombastic imposter tossing paper towels into a hand-picked crowd.

    • Halou

      Can the news please start to compare Puerto Rico’s situation to how things were in Texas and Florida after the same period of time.

  • JCF

    “Despite the fact that the Obama Administration…”

    DRINK!

    • Hayward

      and an eyeroll

  • Paul_in_Dallas

    Anagram: Wayne LaPierre ~ Weep, Ye NRA Liar

  • UrsusArctos

    SO, this is the price they’ll allow congress critters to pay in order to pass statutes the legal sale of silencers. Make no mistake silencers are all about bringing massive firepower down to younger people who might be scared off by the noise a fully automatic weapon makes. There are other devices, (hell, even 3-d DIY plans) to convert weapons to fully automatic. The NRA doesn’t give a damn about public safety. They’re the arms manufacturer lobbying group.

  • Halou
  • joe ho

    Interview with Aussie Conservative who spearheaded their gun restrictions said US pols need to mount aggressive anti-NRA campaign which makes NRA support for a candidate the kiss of death. Not to hard to see how easy an anti-NRA ad campaign would be. “The NRA is killing us and our children. Stop the madness.” He thinks one more Las Vegas scale mass murder will turn the tide.

  • canoebum

    They seem perfectly willing to use tighter bump-stock regulations as a stalking horse to get nationwide concealed carry passed. This should be rejected. Ban bump-stocks, period. No reciprocity on firearms privileges across state lines. That is a very, very bad idea. I don’t want people from Florida or Alabama or Texas bringing the Glocks they bought in Walmart up here to the North Country. It took six months and background checks by the county sheriff, New York State Police and the FBI for me to get my pistol permit. Then a judge had to sign the permit for it to become valid. When afield, I have the comfort of knowing that anyone else out there with a handgun has gone through the same process. Nationwide reciprocity is not in the public interest. It sure as hell isn’t in mine.

    • The_Wretched

      “No reciprocity on firearms privileges across state lines.”
      Not to mention it’d be a dramatic change to how criminal law works on the State level in the US. I’d even say it’s unConstitutional.

    • The_Wretched

      ^this – the NRA will use this ‘stunning gift’ to submarine in a host of gun law roll backs.

  • TheGrandWazoo2
  • Tom Furgas

    Check out the current NY Times online. They have an article listing the top ten legislators in the NRA’s pockets. John McCain is No.1. The amounts of money that the NRA has donated to them is staggering.

    It is not really shocking that there is an organization in this country that aids and abets mass murder for the sake of money. Lots of people in this world kill for money all the time. But for an organization to operate so openly and with such callous disregard for human life and get away with it is staggering.

    • Halou

      And despite the amounts of money they are throwing at politicians they are posting record profits every year.

      • Tom Furgas

        The donations politicians receive prevent them from enacting legislation that hurts the bottom line of gun manufacturers and dealers.

  • Tomcat

    It won’t be long until ALL the other countries get together and pay to build a wall around AMERICA.

  • Canadian Observer

    What’s the opposite of “too soon”?

    • Silver Badger

      Not soon enough.

  • JustDucky
  • Silver Badger

    But silencers are still OK, right?

  • bambinoitaliano

    It’s incredible to witness the most powerful nation in the world fighting against terrorism to be held hostage by its own domestic terrorist cell.

    • FelineMama

      YES!!! We invade/occupy countries for terrorism against their people & we let it be business as usual & argue against ANY protections for our OWN in good old usa! MAGA!!

      • pch1013

        Solution: send the gun fetishists to Syria. All of them.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    And now you know, the rest of the story of why the @NRA murderers are willing to capitulate over bump stocks. #BoycottUSTourism #IndustryVsIndustry #GunControlNow

    Concealed Carry Reciprocity: Overriding State Public Safety Laws

    https://everytownresearch.org/concealed-carry-reciprocity-overriding-state-public-safety-laws/?source=etno_ETHomePage&utm_source=et_n_&utm_medium=_o&utm_campaign=ETHomePage

  • NZArtist

    Note that this is just modern politics. They say they’re going to take some small positive step, and then do exactly the opposite. They wont ever be called out on it, but if they are they can just replay the ‘we’re going to do something about it’ line over and over again.
    And people fall for this shit over and over again.

  • jimbo65

    These fuckers still find a way to somehow blame this on Obama.

  • ByronK

    LaPierre showing a willingness to consider some kind of regulation? I wonder what make and model of gun they had to hold to his head for that!

  • pj

    guess it is possible to shake up the NRA if the body count is high enough

    • leastyebejudged

      The NRA killed legislation last time that would have prevented these from being sold to the shooter.

      Somebody sold him a DOZEN of these.

  • Now, now, people… this is a fragile time for the (paranoid, unstable, heavily-armed) members of the NRA. We must treat them gently and with respect.

    https://twitter.com/jessethehett/status/915283203715342337

    • leastyebejudged

      The NRA is a puppet for the firearms and ammunition industries, and Jesse Hett is an apologist for the USA stock market and the very economic system that creates massive profits every time US citizens die.

      Why are journalists not following the money ?

      Maybe we should be looking at journalists economic data and scrutinizing them, too.

      People who profit every time US citizens die should be properly rewarded by being dragged into the streets and being drawn and quartered, after a good tarring and feathering.

  • Mike C

    They know people are sick of their shit and they know we’re at the breaking point with their nonsense.

  • JackFknTwist

    That’s fine and dandy…..the NRA gives permission to the elected representatives of the people.

    “And so the final days of the stuttering subverted democracy began.”

  • Steven B

    So now, instead of deer hunting with a nearly automatic rifle, you’ll have to resort to a semi-automatic rifle.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8203b187c30b51a66153f743adce184bd81b6070e6d8fb97a9b6122717c32e5f.jpg

    • leastyebejudged

      Each of those tombstones should have a stock ticker and show profits for the ammunition and firearms industries.

      Show who profits every time Americans die.

      What are we really hiding ?

      WHERE ARE THE JOURNALISTS ?

  • Tomcat

    The last person that came after their guns was REAGAN and they think he hung the moon. So now it will be Trump, but he will blame someone else.

    • leastyebejudged

      But he didn’t, not after we lost Lennon, and not even after he himself was shot.

  • jimbo65

    This is a sick nation, when after mass shootings there’s an increase in the same weapons used to commit the murders.

    • David Walker

      And a very clear signal from congress’s employer to hold tight. Nothing about silencers, nothing about armor-piercing bullets, just a signal to “regulate” bump stocks. It’s so fucking discouraging.

      • leastyebejudged

        The armor piercing bullet thing the cops should be ALL OVER, but no. Look at how easily they whored themselves out, too.

    • leastyebejudged

      Every single mass shooting in the USA results in gun and ammunition sales and an increase in sales of accessorys for recreational shooters.

      Every single mass shooting results in a jump in the stocks, it makes investors happy.

      The deaths of American citizens makes investors wealthy, every time. Our system is designed this way.

      Our economic system is the root of all our evils, and until we address THAT issue, nothing CAN change for the better.

  • FelineMama

    Hey, this pic of LaPrick looks familiar. Oh, yeah, ya know that Mummy character in “The Mummy” when he opens his mouth WIDE/threatening. That’s the Look!!

  • DesertSun59

    “immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law.”

    We already know that the most powerful Senators and Congressmen are fully employed by the NRA. So, if Congress, and especially if the top 10 Congressional recipients of NRA donations decide that they ‘comply with federal law’ then you can be assured that our nation can’t last much longer.

    Bump stock devices are now sold out. That proves that there are hundreds of well-armed sociopaths who now know a proven way to create their very own mini-war zone. They merely have to wait for Congress to authorize their intention to slaughter dozens or hundreds, and away we go!!!

    • The_Wretched

      I thought the bump-stocks were ruled acceptable in 2010.

    • Friday

      They’re *designed* to ‘comply with federal law.’ But violate the point of it.

  • Buford

    So, they concede a little on bump stocks while demanding National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity… that’s a huge net negative proposal from these monsters.

    • Friday

      It’s a non-concession. No one would make them if you could just have internal mods for proper autofire anyway. Hence, they already *comply* with the letter of Federal law. It’s the only reason they exist in the first place, in other words.

    • leastyebejudged

      The reciprocity issue is a distraction and hypocrisy. So the states can’t make their own rules after all ?

  • Keith D Plane

    so this dumb fuck is gonna provide cover and $$$$ for the Repugs now to do one small thing ban bump stocks. Fuck these assholes.

  • FuzzyOtter

    I always think that picture was taken right as his face begins to melt as in Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • denbear00
  • Ken M

    They need to contact all the hospitals, get the names of all the wounded, and have all the bills sent to them. That might make them think twice about right vs privilege.

  • Friday

    Those things are *designed* to ‘comply with the letter of the law.’ Otherwise thre’s no reason to have the things.

  • leastyebejudged

    In Reno, the local news last night showed local gun shops running out of bumper stocks.

    They didn’t talk about all their other sales increases, or the fact that they make a literal killing every time there is a mass one. As usual.

    The way to the truth is to follow the money, stop shielding people from the consequences of their profits.

    Journalists used to do a job.

  • LovesIrony
  • Pip

    Ah, so what it takes is some of the gun loving country music folks to come under fire for the NRA to think about maybe possibly sometime in the near future rolling back this one bit of rhetoric. 6 year old babies, not so much. Good to know.

  • andrew

    Bump stocks need to be banned altogether and that should just be the beginning of increased regulations on guns, ammo and gun owners.

  • Tom Chicago

    Window dressing by NRA. They toss us a bone with the silly bump-stocks proposal.

  • j.martindale
  • MassageBear