Here it is. Read it with care.
I mean it, read it with care. It is a masterful piece. (the parts in bold are original but enhanced by me for your reading pleasure)
(FAIRFAX, VA) – The National Rifle Association today issued the following statement:
“In the aftermath of the evil and senseless attack in Las Vegas, the American people are looking for answers as to how future tragedies can be prevented. Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control. Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks. This is a fact that has been proven time and again in countries across the world. In Las Vegas, reports indicate that certain devices were used to modify the firearms involved. Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale of bump fire stocks on at least two occasions, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law. The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations. In an increasingly dangerous world, the NRA remains focused on our mission: strengthening Americans’ Second Amendment freedom to defend themselves, their families and their communities. To that end, on behalf of our five million members across the country, we urge Congress to pass National Right-to-Carry reciprocity, which will allow law-abiding Americans to defend themselves and their families from acts of violence.”
Since any device that makes a semi auto rifle (one pull of the trigger, one shot) shoot full automatic (one pull of the trigger, two or more shots) are already illegal/restricted by NFA 34, the NRA is not sacrificing anything and just laying the “blame” on the ATF under Obama. And I say “blame” because the bump fire devices do not modify the rifle to full automatic fire.
And in the same breath pushing for National reciprocity? Lovely.
So, don’t lose your shit because you think you read something it was not there.