I was interviewed about the use of bump fire stocks by CBS News yesterday. (Click here for the video, click here for Nick’s explanation of their function.) The newscasters ignored the bit where I said the device was only effective because Las Vegas spree killer Stephen Paddock was shooting indiscriminately at an enormous target. (We’re posting the raw video of the CBS interview later today.) Producer Mark Hooper didn’t ask me the question I dreaded . . .
“Should the bumpfire stocks be banned?”
As a Second Amendment absolutist, as a conservative who believes gay couples should be able to defend their [legal] marijuana crop with machine guns, my answer is “no.” And then I’d have to say . . . what?