In the wake of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, the bump stock has been brought to the forefront of the always prevalent and heated gun debate. Most of you probably know what the bump stock is but I’ll elaborate for those who might not know. The bump stock redirects the weapon forward after recoil, causing the trigger to meet the finger and fire again.
While it was approved by the ATF, the recent events have brought that into question. According to some sources, it is being brought into question whether or not the weapon with the questionable modification was even used during the shooting.
So, what does this mean for the bump stock? Will we see a mass California style sweep where everyone must register their stock or move to the states that spoke out against any laws? Time will tell us where the states will go. Some states are already in talks of voting on legislature to ban the “modification” device. On what grounds? The pure fact that the device was in a crazy person’s arsenal? Such a prime example of guilt by association.
The hardest part of this whole ordeal is that many of these states are so quick to jump on the bandwagon when the company that produces the bump stock only produces the one item. I was not able to find any information about Slide Fire’s current employee count who is the manufacturer of the bump stock. But that is what I am talking about. Sure, the states that are calling for bans are not some of the largest pro-gun states or even pro-gun at all, but it takes one domino to topple the whole lot. Next thing you know the company has to close down their doors and everyone who lived off the jobs created by the bump stock are now seeking employment. Sure, I don’t know the numbers but even if it is only a handful the actions of one lunatic should not dictate the lives of more innocent people beyond the damage that was already caused.
How could we forget about the blatant misguided attempt by CNN when it came to researching the bump stock? Their graphic depicted a standard collapsible stock moving in and out of itself. Really? This one has probably got to be worse than the time an intern snuck in names of the pilots of the Asiana plane that crash in San Francisco. If you have no idea what I am talking about you will fall over laughing at how ridiculous the names were and the anchors were totally oblivious to it.
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