"The NRA believes that devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations", the statement reads.
"The NRA believes that devices created to allow semiautomatic rifles to function like fully automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations", the group said in a statement-a rare pullback that reflects public outcry in the wake of Paddock's attack.
"The NRA believes that devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulation", NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and Executive Director Chris Cox said in a statement.
"The first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control", officials said. The shooter killed 58 people and wounded more than 500. An Associated Press report described bump-stocks as a device that covers the trigger opening, making a change that allows the gun to fire rapidly as the recoil "bumps" the trigger.
It's when that plastic is attached to a semi-automatic rifle to make it a fully automatic weapon that's when it becomes illegal.
"I think the NRA is playing games with the public", said Harris.
Hutchingson says the device allows the rifle's grip and stock to be separate from the rest of the gun.
A comparison by The New York Times said while automatic rifles can fire 98 shots in seven seconds, in the Las Vegas shooting, semi-automatic rifles used with a bump stock fired 90 shots in 10 seconds.
Several leading Congressional Republicans have indicated this week that they are open to considering additional regulations on bump stocks, or even banning them altogether.
The Legislature did pass bills that would make it easier to prosecute someone who tries to buy a firearm who can't legally own one, and to notify a victim of domestic violence if their abuser illegally tries to buy a gun. Bill Nelson have expressed support to restrict the availabilty of bump stocks.
On Thursday, the No. 2 Republican in the US House of Representatives states that he expects Congress to implement regulations regarding the use of bump stocks.