By Tom Knighton
To call the bump stock controversial at this point may be the biggest understatement of the year, even outpacing “Lena Dunham is unattractive” in its scale.
Ever since the Las Vegas massacre, the devices have been derided, even by people who are ostensible pro-Second Amendment sorts. Even the National Rifle Association appeared to call for new regulations on the items. While the NRA was quick to oppose actual bump stock laws, even bipartisan ones, they maintained that it was the place of the BATFE to step in and act.
Well, it looks like they’re getting their wish.
The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it is considering a possible ban on certain bump stocks, the attachments that make semiautomatic rifles fire faster and were used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas in October.
The Las Vegas gunman’s use of bump stock to allow his weapons to fire like fully automatic machine guns, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds, has led to rare bipartisan agreement in Congress on the need to review whether they should be banned.
“Possessing firearm parts that are used exclusively in converting a weapon into a machine gun is …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms