The same day the NRA put out a statement calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to review whether or not bump stocks, which comply with federal law, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to clarify his organization’s stance.

“What we’ve said is ATF needs to do their job,” Cox told Carlson. “The ATF needs to look and if there’s technology that’s come to the market that allows for a semi-automatic rifle to function as a fully automatic rifle, [it] needs to be regulated differently. We didn’t talk about banning anything. We talked about ATF going back and reviewing whether or not these are in compliance with federal law.”

“At the same time,” Cox continued, “Congress needs to do their job and make sure that they’re going with meaningful solutions to these underlying problems, including respecting the Second Amendment. And we’re going to be there making sure we’re protecting the Second Amendment.”

Instead of bump stocks, Cox thinks Congress should be focusing on national concealed carry reciprocity legislation.

“Let ATF do their job and Congress needs to do their job,” Cox said on Carlson’s show. “Allow good, honest people the ability to defend themselves. Pass reforms like national right to carry reciprocity.”

Watch the full appearance above.

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