‘It’s America’: Firearm enthusiast at Reno gun show thinks ‘bad people should be banned’ instead of bump stocks
In the wake of last Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, a gun show in the city was cancelled. Nevertheless, another, seven hours away in Reno, is still taking place.
CNN’s Dan Simon attended the Reno gun show, and learned that while some gun enthusiasts are concerned with the now-infamous “bump stock” accessory used by Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock to shoot more people faster, many others are unfazed.
When asked if bump stocks should be banned, one of the attendees interviewed at the Reno gun show was unequivocal.
“No, absolutely not,” the man told the CNN correspondent. “What should be banned is bad people.”
“If people want them, they should be able to have them?” Simon asked the gun show attendee.
“Absolutely, it’s America,” he responded.
At least one person interviewed by Simon disagreed with the sale and usage of bump stocks, however.
“I think it’s kind of ridiculous to have those things,” he said.
The bump stock issue has become the centerpiece of the gun control debate in the wake of last weekend’s shooting, with even the NRA and some Republicans in Congress opposing their usage and calling for an inquiry into whether they should be regulated.
Watch gun supporters weigh in on the bump stock issue below, via CNN.