Banning bump stocks is not “gun control” — that is the whole point.
He has to do “something” in view of the vicious attacks by Democrats.
He is doing exactly “something”, but specifically NOT hurting gun rights.
It is specifically NOT solving any part of this problem, and it is specifically NOT going to prevent any future shooting from occurring, so what something are we going to do after the next one? And the one after that?
No. He is hurting gun rights because he is playing into the meme that ar-15’s are only good for killing people. Bump fire stocks have been used in exactly one mass murder, banning then we’ll mean nothing as far as safety goes. He is giving support to those who want to disarm the people. What will we lose the next time a deranged democrat decides to kill a bunch of innocent people?
The biggest issue from a political standpoint is that bump stocks blur the distinction between a legal semi automatic rifle and the full auto assault rifles that have been successfully demonized buy the gun grabbing media.
The argument that gun proponents have been using to blunt Democrat (and Republican) gun grabbers effective use of the term “assault rifle” to scare the non gun owning public is that the AR-15 is a normal semi automatic rifle and does no meet the definition of full automatic Assault Rifle.
Bump stocks blur the distinction between a semi auto rifle and full auto assault rifle and create a weapon that functions as a fully auto machine gun in rate of fire but meets the BATF technical definition of a semi auto as one shot per one trigger pull.
Like it or not, Democrats in Congress have successfully demonized assault rifles and created a large base of public support for banning anything that resembles a full auto assault rifle.
Bump stocks add fuel to the fire Democrats are stoking to push a global ban on semi auto rifles and pistols. Putting a ban on bump stock throws water on the political bon fire the Dems and their gun grabbing Republican allies are building to burn gun owners.
FWIW, there are no substantive legislative changes to the definition of a machine gun in the 1986 Machine Gun Ban - just a DOJ rules interpretation so proponents of bump stocks have the valid option of suing in Federal Court to over rule the DOJ rules determination with about a 95% chance of success and by the time the cost has it's say, the public hysteria and demand to “do something” will have passed and rationality will prevail.
First they came for my friends stuff but it was not mine so I did not care..... Wake up, PDJT is giving away more than he should be. The issue in the latest "tragedy" had NOTHING to do with bump stocks and all to do with FAILURE of the GOVERNMENT.
Fix the broken, corrupt and out of control FERAL Government and stay the hell away from our 2A