Op-Ed Actually Thinks Bump Stock Ban May Reduce Gun Violence
By Tom Knighton
I can’t imagine what it was like to be at that concern in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. You’re there, having a good time, and then the shots ring out. A lot of shots.
But since then, bump stocks have been in the news an awful lot. A device that almost no one knew about outside of the gun community and that few people actually owned and used with any regularity was suddenly the single greatest threat to our nation since the Red Menace. Something simply had to be done and be done right away!
Now, it seems that the short attention span of the American left actually thinks banning these devices may somehow keep people safe.
The Trump Administration says it will soon place a federal ban on bump stocks, the gun attachments that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire faster. Ten states banned the plastic device after it was used by a gunman in Las Vegas to shoot and kill 58 people in 2017.
Without any enhancement, semi-automatic rifles fire one bullet per trigger pull. Bump stocks harness the gun’s recoil to speed up the rate of fire, allowing the gun to pump out bullets faster.
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Source:: Bearing Arms