Posted October 12, 2017 12:19 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

The NRA got a lot of heat for their statement that seemingly supported new regulations on bump-fire stocks. Their comments apparently emboldened House Republicans who quickly rushed out to put their support behind a bill similar Dianne Feinstein’s bump-fire stock bill.

Now, some of those Republican might want to rethink that support.

The National Rifle Association announced on Wednesday its opposition to a new bill that would ban any firearm part that effectively increases the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle.

“We are opposed to the Feinstein and Curbelo legislation,” Jennifer Baker, a spokesperson for the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, told the Washington Free Beacon.

The legislation, introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R., Fla.) and cosponsored by 10 representatives from each party, is intended to be a response to the Las Vegas shooting, where a number of the rifles found at the scene were equipped with bump fire stocks. The text of the bill goes beyond banning bump fire stocks, however. Instead, in addition to banning bump fire stocks and requiring their surrendering or confiscation, it bans and requires the surrendering or confiscation of any part that increases how quickly a semi-automatic …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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