Skip to comments.Bump stocks just one chip in Congress' partisan gamble on gun control
Posted on 10/08/2017 11:47:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
A legislative response to mass killings is elusive on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers cannot settle on a solution. However, there are lots of alternatives when it comes to potentially curbing gun violence.
Background checks. Banning so-called bump stocks. Regulating bump stocks. Increasing open-carry provisions. Or just leaving things the way they are.
But would any fix the problem?
Taking action on any plan entails compromise. So far, the sides just arent willing to do that. And in a paradoxical twist, the butchery in Las Vegas last week may give Republicans the chance to pass controversial firearm legislation of their own, which Democrats vehemently oppose.
Lets start with Rep. Carlos Curbelo, the Florida Republican who is rolling out a ban to bar bump stocks.
After so many years of trying to reach a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, it looks like we may have a breakthrough here, Curbelo said recently on the Fox Business Channel.
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The same bumping can be achieved without a special stock. Bump stocks only enable the shooter to shoulder the weapon, thus making it easier to aim.
Whatever the solution is - assuming there is one - it will never come from the swamp.
Nothing about bump stock matters. The only thing that matters is they have a crisis they can’t let go to waste.
They are never looking for solutions. They are looking for ways to consolidate their power.
the GOPe and Democrats despise voters and citizens. If they could figure out how to outlaw voting they would in a NY minute.
oh wait they did by establishing an unelected perpetual bureaucracy.
Bump stocks? It'll just create another black market.
He had enough money. He could have had guns delivered personally on a gold platter.
That’s not the stance that I saw.
Holding the way the video shows doesn’t allow for use of the sights but he does indeed shoulder it.
Exactly. And lets talk about how the GOPe won’t do anything for the MAGA agenda or their constituents but as soon as liberals in the MEDIA and HOLLYWOOD start calling for gun control they’re all on board itching to pass another gun regulation.
It is not bump stocks that are the problem.
Turn the question around.
The question should not be “what should be done regarding inanimate objects such as guns, or automobiles?”
The question needs to be “what is it about the heart of man that allows him to perform such heinous acts?”
Todays heart of man has been diluted with respect to murder.
With respect to murder the heart of man has been numbed.
When our society allows the murder of it’s own innocent children, when our society celebrates the murder of it’s own innocent children, when our society promotes the murder of it’s own innocent children; then the heart of man will indeed become numbed.
The societal acceptance of innocent baby murder as an allowable cultural norm destroys the heart of man.
Murder of the innocent then becomes acceptable; by using any means.
Sucking out a baby, killing a baby with a salt water solution, stuffing forceps into the back of the head of a baby, shooting up your classmates, driving into a crowd, firing into a crowd, setting up explosives.
This all becomes acceptable in a murder driven society.
We need to stop murdering innocent babies. It starts here.
Bill Cunningham described Gun Registration as to Vehicle Registration with yearly fees that of course will increase year after year.
Heard some liberal on Tucker Carlson mention that the government knows how many cars I own. So....
If he had failed a background check, if gov’t would have banned all semi-autos, hi-cap mags, if only we had registration, oh yes, no bump stocks,............. he would never have killed anyone. Right? Don’t forget that he was a pilot and could have flown or driven into a crowd.
You know why.
Yes, or what that person did in Paris recently with a truck. A few days after the Las Vegas incident, someone in Brazil apparently killed four kids and a teacher by setting fire to a nursery school.
Would it not be fairly easy to make your own?
Exactly. Glad I’m not the only one to notice that.
8 months, zip for us.
A couple of days, and MORE gun control for them.
It has never been more clear whose side Ryan, McConnell, and other GOPers are on.
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