Gun owners are scared. The second amendment has long been a point of contention among the left, but their virulence is gaining support. Americans are reeling from the Mandalay Bay massacre, and people are desperate for answers.
Is there any way that the tragedy could have been prevented?
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway said Thursday that the White House is considering a bump stock ban. Shooter Stephen Paddock used bump stocks to modify his weapons into automatic rifles.
“Many of them are open to a conversation, we always welcome thoughtful conversations,” Conway said when asked if the president supported a bump stock ban.
“All you need to know about bump stock is that it was legal And that’s what allowed him to lay down that field of fire. That’s all you need to know about it… There’s no thoughtful conversation to have about it,” New Day host Chris Cuomo said.
President Trump isn’t the only Republican who’s considering the bump stock ban. The carnage in Las Vegas was so shocking that a lot of people want Congress to do something, anything. It’s not rational, but it’s understandable.
“I will tell you that the unique aspect of the bump stock and how you would literally transform a semiautomatic weapon into an automatic weapon is something that I think bears looking into,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said.
(Source: Daily Mail)