NRA does a U-turn after Vegas mass shooting

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  1. darksithpro macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, didn't see this coming...

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...new-regulations-after-las-vegas-shooting.html

    "The National Rifle Association, in its first statement on the Las Vegas shooting and in a rare break from its traditional opposition to gun-related regulations, called Thursday for a federal review of so-called bump stocks and suggested new rules might be needed for the device apparently used by the shooter in Sunday’s massacre.

    “The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,” the NRA said in a written statement."
     
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    The BBC story about this points they was executive branch review rather than legislation and also the want the right to conceal carry in one state to enable a person to conceal carry in other states (a very bad idea IMO, particularity with respect to how the police approach the public). But at lest the NRA aren't opposing every last piece of regulation in their usual knee-jerk way (which is their right of course). I welcome the NRA's (admittedly small) compromise - perhaps the tone of the debate will change and we can have dialogue about gun regulation rather than entrenched extremes.
     
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    The one good thing about the GOP being in power is they have to do something in response to events like this so we probably have a better chance at some gun control than if the Democrats has been in office.
     
  4. darksithpro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As a strong 2A supporter, I agree with the NRA on this. I think Bump Stock mods should be illegal.
     
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    You see? that there is called COMPROMISE, you get something WE get something.

    source to story please
     
  6. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Many states already acknowledge and accept CCW permits from other states. The issue is the outliers.
    The rules are also not uniform across all the states that issue them.
    The NRA approach is to make the CCW rules the same across the country.
    Every states accepts other state's drivers licenses even though the qualifications for one vary by state.
    NRA is looking at a similar approach although with more defined rules.
     
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    And that’s great to finally see the 2nd amendment lovers agree that there should be some limits on the types of guns that people can own.
     
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    Technically it's not a gun, just an accessory.
     
  10. darksithpro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, as the AR type weapons are highly modifiable.
     
  11. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    That's why people like them.
    It's customizable to the owner. Most rifles are one size only.
    AR platform is very versatile.
     
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    This isn’t compromise. “Your side”
    Isn’t getting anything. And they shouldn’t for doing the right thing for once.
     
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    we done the "right" thing far too many times in CA. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
    you can't find bump fire stocks on the shelves right now.
     
  14. shinji macrumors 65816

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    When drunk driving was made illegal, were drunks all given a free keg to make up for it?

    We aren't entitled to some sort of concession just because a public safety law is passed.
     
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    yeah, it's EXACTLY like that :rolleyes:
     
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    didn't your version of doing the "right" thing mean you decided to stop being a law abiding gun owner :p
     
  18. jkcerda macrumors 6502a

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    I just laws are meant to be broken
     
  19. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    just about everyone who breaks the law says that :p
     
  20. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

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    For things like the old assault weapon ban on weapons that technically were not assault rifles. Ten round magazine limits.
     
  21. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    This isn’t a u-turn, it’s a way to divert the conversation. I mean, great, it’s apparent now that these things need to be regulated, but it’s a way to divert the convo away from gun control.
     
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    Feel good laws that do nothing
     
  23. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    About the same as there’s no point in studying cancer cures because you can die of heart disease.
     
  24. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    isn't making gun laws ineffective part of your objective in not obeying them?
     
  25. jkcerda macrumors 6502a

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    huh? most gun laws ARE ineffective and not worth obeying
     

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