In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas last year,while speaking to CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“On bump stocks, let me say this, the fact is that the Obama administration a couple years ago legalized a device, their ATF, that fuzzed the line between semi-automatics and fully automatics. And if we’re able to fuzz that line, all semi-automatics are at risk,” said LaPierre.
He added, “If you fuzz the line, they’re all at risk. And we’re not going to let that happen.”
with communities affected by shootings, the NRA says it stands by its opposition to a ban of semi-automatic firearms and accessories and has since announced its opposition to the White House’s age-limit proposal, saying in either case, the measures do not “prevent criminal activity and simply punishes the law-abiding for the criminal acts of others.”
“The NRA supports efforts to prevent those who are in danger to themselves or others from getting access to firearms. At the same time, we will continue to oppose gun control measures that only serve to punish law-abiding citizens, these are not mutually exclusive or unachievable goals,” the organization said in a statement on Wednesday.