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What Is a Bump Fire Stock?

07 Octubre 2017, 02:06 | Bibiana Flor

What Is a Bump Fire Stock?

What Is a Bump Fire Stock?

Since then, the number of gun deaths a year due to terrorist attacks never went beyond 75.

President Trump met with a victim of the Las Vegas shooting.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the GOP's failure to act "is about money" from the National Rifle Association.

Don't let anyone tell you not to talk about politics when we talk about guns.


Earlier this week, Trump appeared open to discussion on new gun control measures, but said enough time had not passed since the rampage to open up the conversation. But I also note this is the same Trump who expressed support for the assault weapons ban many times before he became a "Republican" and sought the nomination. Until this last shooting, Congress was actually pursuing looser gun laws.

The National Rifle Association on Thursday called for additional regulations on the device that allowed the Las Vegas shooter have the semi-automatic guns used in the worst mass shooting in USA history to function as fully automatic weapons. Having said that, fully automatic weapons have been outlawed for many, many years. The US government approved the device in 2010 on the basis that for each shot fired, the trigger is technically pulled by a finger, keeping the weapon a legal semi-automatic. "Apparently, this allows you to take a semiautomatic and turn it into a fully automatic". "However, I believe that there are other issues that need to be looked at, that is much bigger than a simple law that we could pass that may or, may not make a difference".

Buyers are likely buying the items due to fear that they will soon be made illegal in the U.S. To be sure, the National Rifle Association on Thursday called for a federal review of "bump stocks" and - in a rare break from previous stands - hinted that new rules might be needed.

The devices, originally meant to help people with disabilities, fit over the stock and grip of a semi-automatic rifle and allow the weapon to fire continuously, some 400 to 800 rounds in a single minute. This increases the rate of fire to become almost indistinguishable from that of a fully automatic weapon. This is a distinction with a profound difference and not just semantics.


On Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, introduced a bill that would ban the sale, transfer, importation, manufacture or possession of bump fire stocks, as well as trigger cranks and other accessories that accelerate a semi-automatic rifle's rate of fire.

Sullivan said the store did not sell the 64-year-old any of the bump stock or semi-automatic guns that Paddock used to carry out his murderous rampage.

They also warned that gun control advocates would use the Las Vegas massacre to advance their agenda. Call your representatives demanding a "no" vote on NRA legislation and for the passage of prohibitions on rapid-fire guns and accessories in the United States. And the state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence. Whatever, the motive of the shooter, one can not escape the stark reality that it was a horrific human tragedy and, probably the worst shooting in the history of modern America which snuffed out 59 lives, injured more than 520, some quite seriously and shattered a whole lot of people. When that happens you get some 20 million citizens murdered in Russian Federation by Stalin and some 45 million killed by Mao Zedong in China.

The country's constitution allows for the legal right to bear firearms to its citizens by way of the second amendment. According to a PEW Research Centre report published this past June, 83 percent of Americans consider gun violence in the USA as a big problem, including 50 percent who see it as a "very big problem".




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