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NRA suggests legal scrutiny of bump stocks; fast-shot devices need look, agree lawmakers, president

By DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

This article was published October 6, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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An assault rifle with a “bump stock” device is displayed Thursday at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah.

The National Rifle Association has issued a call for the federal government to review a device that was used to accelerate gunfire in the Las Vegas massacre, after the White House and top Republicans signaled a willingness to debate the issue in response to the tragedy.

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RBear says... October 6, 2017 at 6:26 a.m.

Several legislators, both Republican and Democrat, have taken a lead in banning bump stocks and other devices that accelerate the rate of fire from semi-automatic weapons. It's good to see the NRA come forward in a more positive manner on these bans. These should have never been on the market and highlight the dangers created when gun freaks try to turn their legal weapons into ones that mimic illegal ones.
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I've seen some applaud the president on this, but quite honestly I can't. At a time when he should have been leading, he's considering. That's not even a plausible position to take at this point. What's he waiting for, Wayne LaPierre to give him the go ahead? After this, a serious review of gun laws is needed to cut down the number of guns in our country. Every single one of these can do and quite regularly does harm to innocent Americans, yet the gun lobby wants to make sure average citizens have an ample supply of these WEAPONS (n. something (such as a club, knife, or GUN) used to injure, defeat, or destroy).
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NV has some of the most lenient gun laws in the nation and has a homicide rate almost 30% above the national average. Looking at other statistics, it's interesting to note that the majority of states with the least restrictive gun laws have some of the highest homicide rates, Arkansas being one of them. Yet we have gun freaks in the ledge who want to keep removing restrictions on buying and carrying firearms.
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Reading from an NIH study in 2013 on data from 1981-2010, "Although we could not determine causation, we found that states with higher levels of gun ownership had disproportionately large numbers of deaths from firearm-related homicides." Furthermore, the JAMA pointed out that Congress has restricted the CDC from performing similar research as NIH thanks to our state's former representative Jay Dickey.
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It's time to stop stifling meaningful gun regulation and work towards solutions. We spend more time focusing on a stupid wall that will have little effect on our nation than dealing with something that can save lives and improve society.

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mrcharles says... October 6, 2017 at 9:12 a.m.

as sea bass rightly right as a righty pointed out, killers could just have a pile of weapons for deer hunting and militias [ seems an increase of good citizens like those who showed up to support and defend Clive Bundy against federal agents of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA] .

Dont these people know guns dont kill people , bullets kill people.

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Packman says... October 6, 2017 at 9:27 a.m.

Common sense appears to be alive and well within the ranks of the NRA.
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Now, can we continue the discussion about the way Planned Parenthood and its supporters have de-humanized life and their potential impact on the murder rate in America today?

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23cal says... October 6, 2017 at 9:35 a.m.

"I think it's a shame that the day somebody hears about a shooting, the first thing they think about is how can I go promote my gun-control agenda, as opposed to saying, how do I go pray and help the families that are suffering?" he said.
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What a vile crock of the old smelly.
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The most recent massacre just focuses attention on a problem which should have been addressed long before. It's been four years since the massacre of 26 CHILDREN at Sandy Hook.....can we talk about that now? How about Orlando? How about Columbine? How long do we have to wait to talk about the problem of gun deaths in the USA? Putting off talking about it isn't going to prevent any deaths ever. This isn't an attack on thoughts and prayers, it is an attack on those who have the duty to supply more than that but do not.
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If I want prayers I can go to my church and get them. I don't need them from legislators. If I want thoughts I can get them from family, friends, and research. I don't need them from legislators. What I need from legislators is legislation......and they are not providing it.
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"It was President Obama's ATF, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, in 2010 that decided not to regulate this device," she told CNN's Chris Cuomo." Well, yeah...there weren't any laws against them. What, now all the ones screaming bloody murder about executive over reach are whining because the Obama administration didn't regulate something which wasn't---and still isn't---illegal? Typical hypocrisy.
What is blithely overlooked here is that actually USING these kits to modify sem-autos is illegal. And has been,even though the manufacture and sale of the device itself hasn't been.

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RBear says... October 6, 2017 at 12:08 p.m.

Pack, having a hard time staying focused or is this one of those right wing diversion tactics?

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gohogs17 says... October 6, 2017 at 12:17 p.m.

Why doesn't anyone focus on Chicago? It seems no one cares that they shoot people DAILY. And they DO have strict gun laws, so it's not guns, it's people.

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3WorldState1 says... October 6, 2017 at 12:18 p.m.

No one should get any brownie points for for this bumpstock BS. It's a joke and does nothing to get guns off the street.

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PopulistMom says... October 6, 2017 at 12:28 p.m.

I hate to be a cynic, but I expect that the Republican nominee for Virginia Governor's sudden 10 point drop in the polls after Las Vegas may have spurred some of the Republicans' sudden concern for gun control. Trump responded by a tweet suggesting that the Democratic nominee is a supporter of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13. Trump can go so low.

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LRDawg says... October 6, 2017 at 2:05 p.m.

Bump stocks??? Take away the gun and bump stocks mean nothing....the guy in Orlando didn't have a bump stock and he killed over 50 people too. Even IF the government legislates bump stocks, every gun toter in America will be lined up to buy one before they're off the market. This solves nothing....innocent people will still be sitting ducks

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Slak says... October 6, 2017 at 3:09 p.m.

After bump stocks there will be bump fingers.
Takes little imagination to envision an electronic device that attaches to your forearm and hand which causes finger spasms (galvanic activity) to pull the trigger very rapidly. Comes looking like a glove. I will call it "Fast Finger". Works with anything with a trigger, even semi-auto handguns.

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