NSSF, SAAMI urge Congress to wait on bump stock ban
Trade associations representing the gun industry issued a statement on bump stocks Monday urging Congress to wait for federal regulators to complete a review of the device before taking legislative action.
In a joint statement, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute have asked the ATF to review and evaluate the bump stock device to determine if they comply with federal laws governing machine guns.
“We urge Congress to allow ATF to complete its review before considering any legislation so that any policy decisions can be informed by the facts and ATF’s analysis,” the statement says.
The organizations — the NSSF, representing gun makers and retailers, and SAAMI, which sets manufacturing standards and best practices for gun makers — echo the sentiment shared by the National Rifle Association, which released a statement suggesting the devices should be regulated.