Bump Stock Ban Doomed?

BY Herschel Smith
6 years, 5 months ago

Daily Beast:

Three weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, efforts to pass even scaled-down gun-control legislation have effectively stalled on Capitol Hill.

Congressional aides and issue advocates say they see no viable path for passing even the most promising bill: an effort to ban the manufacturing and sale of bump stocks, which were used by the Las Vegas shooter to essentially turn his semi-automatic weapons into fully automatics ones.

“Depressing but not surprising,” is how one senior House Democratic aide put it.

“It’s pathetic,” said another.

The failure of lawmakers to move bump stock legislation comes despite the willingness of several House Republicans to sign on to the measure. A bill introduced by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) has 20 co-sponsors in total—ten Democratic and ten Republican. But aides say that there is no indication that the House Judiciary Committee is going to consider that bill, or a similar one signed by 173 Democrats. Democrats are expected to ask the Committee’s chairman, Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), to address the matter in the week ahead.

Prospects look bleak in the Senate too. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) bill banning bump stocks has 39 Democratic co-sponsors but not one Republican, though an aide said that she is still hopeful that she can convince one to sign on to the measure. Even were she to find a GOP co-sponsor there is no guarantee that the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-IA), would bring the bill up for consideration.

Good.  I’m glad it’s depressing for them.  Nothing makes me happier than to see control freaks depressed.  But we’ll see if this lasts.  There is still the cowardice of the Senate who wants the ATF to do what it hasn’t the courage to do, i.e., ban the stocks by rulemaking and regulation rather than law-making.

If such an abomination passes into law or such a regulation hits the books, it’ll be the NRA’s fault.  If it doesn’t, it won’t be because the NRA didn’t try to undermine its own constituency.


Comments

  1. On October 27, 2017 at 12:14 am, Pat Hines said:

    The Daily Beast article was authored by (((Sam Stein))), I think I see the problem already.

  2. On October 27, 2017 at 1:52 am, X said:

    The last thing i need to do if i want to bump fire is spend 159.99$.
    What a ruse.
    As for there (Dem) Depression…
    Well many depressed people decide to stop having to eat, that works for me concerning the Demokrauts,RINO’s and the FUDS.

  3. On October 27, 2017 at 7:32 am, Heywood said:

    Pass the buck to a bunch of unelected cellar dwellers. Now that’s leadership!

  4. On October 27, 2017 at 7:46 am, Fred said:

    The NRA would sell your mother’s soul for 30 pieces of silver.

  5. On October 27, 2017 at 12:16 pm, moe mensale said:

    “The last thing i need to do if i want to bump fire is spend 159.99$.”

    I’m sure those who’ve paid $400-$600 for one of these stocks on a couple of well known websites will be ecstatic if the status quo remains the same.

  6. On October 27, 2017 at 1:27 pm, Paul P said:

    $50 collapsible stock and $5 worth of hardware , plus a little time , and you can make your own bump stock . Banning them would mean little to anyone that wanted one . To easy to make .
    One thing people are not getting about these bump stocks is that you don’t HAVE to run them like a full auto . They are fully capable of short bursts . 2-5 rounds at a time .

  7. On October 27, 2017 at 8:02 pm, dad29 said:

    who wants the ATF to do what it hasn’t the courage to do, i.e., ban the stocks by rulemaking and regulation

    Not just the Senate. Paul Ryan voiced the same wish.

    DOGCATCHER FOR RYAN’s SEAT!!

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