On Thursday, the National Rifle Association (NRA) called for "additional regulations" for the bump stocks, which were used by Stephen Paddock on Sunday night, BBC reported. Republicans stand for banning the device, and lawmakers scheduled hearings to review and ban the weapon through federal law. President Donald Trump claimed that the Trump administration would also review the regulations in a "short time."

The NRA position

NRA leaders, Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and chief lobbyist Chris Cox, stated that after the Las Vegas tragedy, US citizens "are looking for answers as to how future tragedies can be prevented." They noted that just amending gun control laws, and "banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks."

Instead, the NRA announced another strategy.

The group recommended conducting a review to check the legality of bump stock devices and find the administrative solution, not legislative.

The NRA called on Congress to expand right-to-carry reciprocity for guns. It stands for the permission to take the weapons from one state to any other, even if this place has stricter limits on firearms.

The NRA officials noted that the Obama administration was responsible for approving the sale of bump stocks. They stated that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives should review the devices as soon as possible and subject them to additional regulations if necessary, CNBC News reported.

The White House will investigate the issue

Sarah Sanders, a spokeswoman for the White House, noted that the representatives of both parties would take part in the review.

She stressed that White House officials would be glad to take part in the negotiations.

Machine guns which can fire many times with one pull of the trigger have been illegal for more than 30 years. At the same time, bump stocks, which were used by the Las Vegas mass murderer, are legal. He was able to shoot more than 500 times into the crowd of fans for only 9 minutes, CBS News reported.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said that he would like to investigate the mechanism of the bump stocks and think over the necessary restrictions on them. According to Ryan, bump stocks seemed to have been designed to be legally used while there was a law against fully automated weapons. He added that the lawmakers should conduct research to uphold the spirit of the law.