The bodies have yet to be buried in the wake of the Las Vegas atrocity, but that isn’t stopping Democrats from introducing new gun control legislation. Never let a crisis go to waste, that’s the Left’s mantra, and they’re living up to it with their depraved actions in recent days.
Hollywood, the media, and liberal politicians alike have been screaming from the rooftops about evil guns and how the GOP is complicit in Stephen Paddock’s historic mass shooting, and they’ve officially moved from whining to gun-grabbing on Wednesday.
As reported at the New York Post, whackjob Democratic Rep. Diane Fienstein introduced a bill Wednesday to ban “bump stocks,” a rifle modification that Paddock used in his murderous rampage.
Feinstein’s bill would prohibit their sale and possession because they’re the latest rifle mod that has leftists wringing their hands.
“Mr. and Mrs. America, you have to stand up, you have to say enough is enough,” she pleaded, revealing that her own daughter had planned to attend the tragic Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. Actually, Diane, we don’t have to stand up and do anything to support your draconian bill.
While conservatives may not be happy with the legislation, some clowns in the Republican Party are already hopping on board. Scared to death of the media’ propaganda and criticism should they refuse to pass any new gun laws in the wake of the attack.
Texas Republican Rep. Bill Flores and GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, both say they will likely support the bill.
“The fact that fully-automatic weapons are already illegal and this makes another weapon capable [of automatic fire], I would be supportive of that,” Johnson told The Hill.
Bump stocks adjust the stock of a gun and manipulate the trigger mechanism so the recoil itself fires bullets in rapid succession when the rifle moves back and forth.
The motion makes the trigger bump the shooter’s finger as long as forward pressure is applied with the non-shooting hand and rearward pressure is maintained with the shooting hand.
Technically, that means the finger is pulling the trigger for each round fired, which keeps the weapon a legal semiautomatic, but scary guns are scary because they’re black and have all sorts of attachments, so we can’t be having that.
As usual, cowardly Republicans are weak-kneed at the prospect of more media outrage coming their way, so several are seriously considering betraying their constituency and supporters of the Second Amendment. The crime was insane, truly, but take a few minutes and check the FBI statistics on guns if you want to know the truth. Banning bump stocks won’t do a thing.
The scary “assault rifles” the media goes on about are responsible for fewer deaths a year than fists, knives, and blunt objects each. Not only that, the “gun violence” or “gun deaths” they reference, of that number, 2/3 are from suicides. Convenient that they include that in their statistics, just to make the numbers look and sound worse.
These gun control measures are a prescription to a problem that’s nonexistent. It’s just another sad attempt by the Left to erode our gun rights. Make no mistake, no matter how much concern-trolling and saying they just want “sensible” gun laws, their ultimate goal is to disarm us. Never forget that when you give them an inch, they take a mile. The slippery slope is very, very real, so ceding ground is not an option if you value your rights.
Source: New York Post