How could you click on this link?
Shame on you.
Now is not the time to talk about gun control.
Shouldn’t you be sending your thoughts and prayers somewhere?
Okay fine, you’re here.
Let’s talk about bump stocks, even though now is not the time to talk about gun control.
At ANYTIME, while we’re not supposed to be talking about it, someone can purchase a bump stock, which can make a semi-automatic rifle fire like a fully automatic weapon, all within the confines of the law.
The shooter in Las Vegas had multiple bump stocks to enhance his weapons.
Bump stocks use the recoil of a gun to bump against your body and trigger finger in rapid succession for enhancement. Here’s a video of a bump stock in action.
They are LEGAL and approved by the ATF.
These devices were pulled off the online shelves by Walmart and Cabela’s in the immediate wake of the incident in Las Vegas.
But let’s not talk about bump stocks and how lawmakers have tried in the past to make them illegal.
Let’s not talk about them now because we should be focusing on the victims who are already dead.
Let’s hope our thoughts and prayers are enough to keep a deranged madman from walking into a shop and getting more bump stocks.
Keep thinking about it.
Keep praying about it.
But don’t talk about it.
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…how lawmakers have tried in the past to make them illegal.
The link to Vox in this sentence is an interesting choice. The sentence itself is interesting in that the Vox article doesn’t say there was an attempt to ban bump stocks, but there was an attempt to ban rifles that could work with bump stocks. I don’t understand how there can be such a disconnect between the hyperlinked sentence, the title on the linked article, with the facts articulated within the article.
I’m willing to talk 2A all day, but I do agree that bump stock devices (themselves) should hold a high ATF classification that requires additional licensing & taxes.