Skip to comments.House Republicans shy away from action on ‘bump stocks,’ hoping the ATF deals with it(Ryan punts)
Posted on 10/12/2017 9:51:48 AM PDT by Red Steel
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan backed away Wednesday from legislative action to ban bump stocks, the device a mass shooter used in Las Vegas earlier this month to create machine-gun-like rapid fire from his legal semiautomatic rifle, killing 58.
Instead, Ryan and many of his fellow House Republicans hope the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will act administratively to outlaw the devices, which the agency ruled legal in 2010. ...
We think the regulatory fix is the smartest, quickest fix, and then, frankly, wed like to know how it happened in the first place, Ryan (Wis.) told reporters Wednesday. He did not discuss pursuing legislation to address the issue. ...
bill, sponsored by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), would make it illegal to manufacture, own or transfer any device that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.
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We think the regulatory fix is the smartest, quickest fix, and then, frankly, wed like to know how it happened in the first place, Ryan (Wis.)
Very simple: "it happened" because "bump stocks" are legal under current federal statutes without being regulated.
As usual, too much political knee jerking going after a tragedy...which the knee jerking here gets slapped down. the BATF should follow what they decided before as it was the correct call following the law, and Trump being their boss should make that decision easier for them.
Don’t need to ban something only idiots would be interested in.....
Yes, lets increase the power of yet another bureaucracy instead of Congress doing their jobs.
maybe somebody showed them the rubber band bump or the belt loop bump.
who wants to ban belt loops or rubber bands ?
“Dont need to ban something only idiots would be interested in.....”
D4mned inaccurate way to waste ammunition, does not convert anything, has been deemed such by the ayteeeff, and the process can be duplicated without the piece of equipment with a belt loop.
Republicans are tooo cowardly and corrupt to pass anything.
On any subject.
Toilet scum, all.
Punting again? Ha!
Ryan is the only place kicker I know, that could get his own team to help put a ball through his own goal from the opposing team’s 0.05 yard line.
Let me know when they make a Bump Stock that can produce controlled three round bursts.
I’ll take ten accurate hits using a 30 round Magazine over one inaccurate waste of Ammunition any day.
At this point, I don't think we even really know that "bump stocks" played a part in this event anyway.
If it becomes legislation, you can be sure that it will be worded in such a way to make all semi-auto rifles illegal - nothing about modifying them (already illegal) - nothing really about bump stocks or other gimmicks. You know it will be broadly worded to ban all semi-auto rifles, and the RINOS would all be voting for it.
Whoa... that is really vague language. A trigger job can increase my rate of fire...
You can fire a short burst with a bump stock.
Son: Don't worry dad. I'll be sworn in again as the Speaker of the House in a few weeks. With a Republican President I should be able to help effect historic changes
Wall funding Illegal Alien Deportation
Son: Aren't you proud dad? Look what I've accomplished in the first nine months.
D1: Yeah nothing, absolutely NOTHING!
As he should. The bills were so poorly written that any trigger modifications at all to a rifle to lighten or shorten the pull could have been construed to be an illegal modification to 'increase the fire rate'.
Yep. Bye buy competition triggers!
Really, you can set it up for three round bursts?
How do you have the control to do that?
News to me.
Just to clarify, if I could get one for $100 I would buy one just because. I would probably never use it though. LOL
In this case, delay is our friend.
We do not want knee jerk legislation. That is the province of the left. We expect, and should get, a measured, careful, response.
The media does not have the internal discipline to stay on one subject forever. in spite of their Democrat playbook.
Every day gained without Congressional action is a victory.
This is why we have a deep state
Our absolutely massive, unelected, Federal bureaucracy promotes, makes, and carries out the law as they see fit.
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