Rep. Rodney Davis: Changing the law is not enough
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —
The NRA is joining forces with the Trump Administration to embrace a restriction on Americans’ guns.
The goal is to regulate the bump stock devices, like what the Las Vegas shooter had used.
The device was originally intended to help people with disabilities use guns, it fits over the stock and grip of a semi-automatic rifle and allows the weapon to fire continuously.
Republican Congressman Rodney Davis spoke Friday saying just changing laws won't be enough.
"It is illegal to modify any firearm to make it fire in an automatic manner right now,” said Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville. “So, that law already exists. But we're kidding ourselves guys, we're kidding ourselves if we think that just outlawing a device that law-abiding citizens don't use is going to solve the root causes of the tragedies we've seen be it in Las Vegas, be it in Sandy Hook or anywhere else,” Davis continued. “Just focusing on the firearms part of this equation is not going to solve the problem of individuals who think it's okay to create such terror and such tragedy."