It’s all they know . . . Another gun law? Just one more for madmen to ignore
He made semi-automatics function like an automatic weapon by one of the methods — some legal, some not — depicted in YouTube videos. Do we really think we can stop the spread of knowledge — socially beneficial or not — in the information age?
OK, so we’ll make the “bump stock” he used illegal. But murder already is illegal — and he ignored that law at least 58 times. Does anyone really think he would have been stopped by one more statute?
Or does anyone seriously think we’re going to outlaw semi-automatic rifles – immensely popular for sport shooting, hunting and home defense, not to mention among militia groups – just to prevent their use or conversion in mass killings?
Bump stocks are flying off the shelves online after Democrats immediately called for gun control legislation after the horrific Las Vegas Shooting Sunday.
Designed to enable a semi-automatic weapon to fire like a fully automatic weapon, bump stocks are usually available for purchase on the Internet but Walmart and Cabela’s— two of the nation’s largest gun sellers — appear to have discontinued bump stock sales early Wednesday. The website’s that have continued to sell them, are selling out of bump stocks or have already sold out, according to a report by The Trace.
And on the state level . . . Rep files bill plugging ‘bump stock’ loophole in Mass. laws
The device that may have been used by the Las Vegas shooter to turn a semi-automatic rifle into an automatic weapon capable of firing hundreds of rounds per minute remains legal to obtain in Massachusetts, and should be banned, according to one state lawmaker.
Rep. David Linsky, a Natick Democrat who played a role in crafting the state’s 2014 gun violence prevention bill, filed legislation on Wednesday that would ban what are known as bump stocks in Massachusetts.
Federal agents are trying to determine why a man pulled over for speeding in Washington County, Tennessee was carrying a cache of weapons including two submachine guns and 900 rounds of ammunition. …
Investigators found a loaded .357 magnum, a loaded .45 semi-auto, a full auto AR rifle in .223 caliber, a fully automatic AR rifle in .308 caliber, over 900 rounds of ammunition, and survival equipment.
Sheriff Graybeal said neither of the fully automatic rifles had serial numbers nor were they registered.
As officers were trying to book Edmisten at the detention center, he reportedly made threats toward the arresting officer and other staff members. Graybeal said Edmisten lunged toward investigators who were trying to interview him.
Despite what the media and anti-gun groups preach . . . Mass Shootings Are Getting Deadlier, Not More Frequent
There is, by now, a familiar script to it all: A mass public shooting, followed by waves of grief and outrage, then calls for gun control on the one hand and harrumphing about politicizing tragedies on the other. The news stories and statements by political leaders write themselves, with only the location, name of the shooter and number of casualties changing. It all seems so routine.
But this perception isn’t because of some unprecedented rise in the rate of mass public shootings—far from it. They’re roughly as common now as they were in the 1980s and ’90s. And the data offer a stark finding: Over the past decade, mass public shootings haven’t become particularly more prevalent, they’ve simply become deadlier.
Another crack in the wall . . . Newt Gingrich: It is ‘common sense’ for Congress to ban rapid-fire gun modification devices
Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that it would be “common sense” for Congress to consider gun control legislation that makes rapid-fire gun modifications illegal, allowing laws to “catch up” with technology.
“Look, if there is something that makes it easy to convert a semi-automatic into an automatic, then maybe that does have to be looked at and put under the Federal Firearms Act, which makes it illegal to have a genuinely automatic weapon,” Gingrich told Fox News. “I think this is as technology changes, sometimes we have to change the rules to catch up with those technologies.”