Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

NRA CEO won't back bill banning bump stocks

NRA CEO won't back bill banning bump stocks

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said earlier Thursday that the president welcomed a review of US policy on the devices, which were apparently used by the Las Vegas shooter to make his weapons more deadly.

Most Republicans get hefty donations by the NRA every year which is why our gun laws are as lax as they are. Should Congress hold tighter regulations on gun laws, or do away with the 2nd Amendment altogether? And yes, I do support common sense gun control measures.

"There's no single solution for reducing gun violence but there are many solutions, and they have to consider both the gun and the person with the gun", Chip Evans, Chairman of the Nevada Gun Safety Coalition said.

More importantly, does slamming the 1 in 3 American adults who own guns, people who are your neighbors, teachers, friends and coworkers, give you the moral high ground in the gun control debate? Wisconsin already has some statutes in place that deal with this issue.

Some gun control advocates praised the NRA for showing some flexibility.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed". We must reinstate it.

ANOTHER week, yet another horrendous mass shooting in the US.

On Sunday, the organisation said it was open to regulation but opposed any legislation banning the devices. According to a PEW Research Centre report published this past June, 83 percent of Americans consider gun violence in the United States as a big problem, including 50 percent who see it as a "very big problem". Right now, if a gun is bought or sold privately, including at gun shows, there are no background checks run on the sale.

Surely there must be something we can do. Wisconsin does not prohibit those convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from purchasing or possessing firearms. The four countries with the next-most mass shootings only had 54 combined.

The shooter who terrorized Las Vegas' strip last week employed what is known as a "bump stock" to increase the rapidity of the bullets coming out of his semi-automatic rifles. No civilian has any valid reason to own an assault weapon. What we need is sensible legislation that can help prevent gun deaths.

There will, inevitably, be someone who says "Now is not the time to discuss gun control". If the GOP can't take this common-sense step, the party will be proving its critics right.

Investigators remain largely in the dark about what drove Paddock, a retired real estate investor and high-stakes gambler, to carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history. Las Vegas shows us that the good still outnumber the evil despite the prevalence of moral relativism and the devaluing of human life in today's society.

We have to talk about it now because the people that are telling us to not talk about it are depending on us moving on to the next news story so that we never end up talking about it.

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