Rep. Thomas Massie Calls Out NRA Traitors For ‘Horrible’ Gun Control Scheme

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After the massacre at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas claimed the lives of 60 people this weekend with hundreds more being wounded, the National Rifle Association (NRA) capitulated to their opponents and gave their full support for new gun control measures meant to ban bump stocks.

This is completely unacceptable in the eyes of Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), the liberty-minded legislator who was voted into office because of the momentum of the Ron Paul revolution and tea party movement. He was sent to office to stand for the Constitution, not to turn his back on it as soon as the going got tough.

“We’re asking the Trump ATF to be stricter on gun owners than the Obama ATF,” Massie said during an interview with the Washington Examiner.

Massie explained that the ATF ruled back in 2010 under the Obama administration not to ban bump stocks. The GOP under President Trump is apparently prepared to backslide to more restrictive gun control than the Obama administration, at the behest of the NRA.

“I don’t think you can read a ban on bump fire stocks into existing law,” Massie said.

“Bump stocks” are accessories added onto semi-automatic rifles in order to simulate the firing style of an automatic weapon. They were found on weapons allegedly used by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock to kill 60 people and wound hundreds more at a country music festival. Despite being notoriously inaccurate and rarely used, they have become the center of contentious debate following the incident.

Massie believes that we should never give our opponents – the enemies of the Constitution – an inch in this war to restore our Republic. The NRA’s approach of surrender is wrongheaded and dangerous, he believes.

“I think it’s bad, it sets a bad precedent,” Massie said, referring to the NRA’s craven behavior following the Las Vegas shooting.

“There are at least a dozen ways to make a semi-automatic firearm more quickly,” he said. “There is no way to ban bump fire.”

This is not the first time the NRA has pushed for gun control. They were influential in pushing for the The National Firearms Act of 1934. The NRA President during that time, Karl T. Frederick, told Congress: “I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns. I think it should be sharply restricted and only under licenses.” The NRA was also influential in creating a 1968 law sharply restricting mail-order firearms while taking gun rights away from those classified by the government as mentally ill and drug abusers.

Shane has been an activist for liberty-related causes for over 10 years. He is the Media Relations Director of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Michigan, State Director of the Michigan Tenth Amendment Center, and County Coordinator for Michigan Campaign for Liberty.

  • Ronnie Maddox

  • Use of the term “traitor” is hyperbolic. The argument can be made without employing the m.o. of the political Left. Stay calm and matter-of-fact.

    • KilltheBank

      Stfu idiot, the nra’s sole purpose is to support gun rights, NOT WORK WITH DIMS TO ASSAULT THOSE RIGHTS!

    • DukeofAnarchy .

      The NRA pretends to defend gun owner’s rights but in fact has always acted to undermine them in the name of “reasonableness” and “compromise.” The term “traitors” is correctly applied.

  • If you are in a leadership position in the NRA and you do not fully grasp the concept yet that there will never be any capitulation that can be offered to the anti gun crowd that will satisfy them short of a full repeal of the 2nd Amendment you need to be fired.
    The fact still remains. “Shall not be infringed” means just that………even in the heat of the moment. Even when it seems politically expedient.
    The fact still remains. Criminals do not obey any “bans”. Additional laws only work to deny the rights of otherwise law abiding citizens.

    • our shooter was within the law until he actually started firing into a human target rich environment of law abiding citizens. i’d prefer his act to be criminal and even likely to have deterred his plan to deny them their rights to life.

    • Last time I checked murder was a crime.

  • love massie but he relies on semantics on this one. sure congress should be the determining votes to outlaw this modification. the modification does create an end around the intent of machine guns being regulated and as such should be included under the same regs! the argument that they are inaccurate or still only pulling the trigger for each shot is spurious. sorry, thomas, regulate the modifications that allow full auto fire rates the same as a machinegun. in congress if necessary!

    • KilltheBank

      Stupid liar.

      A bump stock changes nothing about internal operation.
      You can bump fire without a stock, but you wouldnt know that any more than the next moron who licks boot.

    • DukeofAnarchy .

      The ban on fully automatic weapons is unconstitutional, and tyrannical besides.

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