Geoff Bennett: NRA Focused on Bump Stocks To Avoid ‘Very Large Argument’ over Gun Control

‘The GOP is really caught in this position of, you know, sort of instinctively trying to defend gun rights and then being seen as doing nothing’

RADDATZ: And, Geoff, if there is something that happens, if there is a change, is it really that much different because the fully automatic — it’s the same regulations as you would have on fully automatic weapons?

BENNETT: That’s right, yes.

RADDATZ: I think most people just didn’t even know these existed.

BENNETT: Yes, before a week ago most people didn’t know that these bump stocks existed. And gun enthusiasts didn’t really know that they existed. I mean, it’s considered to be a novelty item. The NRA would rather have this be a conversation about this very specific thing than have a very large argument about the gun control debate.

And the GOP is really caught in this position of, you know, sort of instinctively trying to defend gun rights and then being seen as doing nothing in the wake of what was the most...

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