Trump To Soon Announce Ban On Bump Stocks, Which Is Now Considered “Meaningless”

Remember when the nutjob shot up a music crowd in Las Vegas while using a bump stock, and ever gun grabber out there immediately called for their abolition? Well, here’s this

Trump to Announce Bump Stock Ban, A Largely Meaningless Gesture

The Trump administration will soon ban bump stocks, the aftermarket devices allowing semi-automatic weapons to fire multiple shots in rapid succession, CNN reported Wednesday.

The move will come nearly 14 months after Stephen Paddock used bump stocks to help him kill 58 people at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas. Days after the shooting, President Trump said he would look into banning bump stocks. And for a moment, it looked as if he might have had the National Rifle Association on his side. The group said at the time that “devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.” (snip)

Trump, however, forged ahead. On March 23, weeks after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and one day before the March for Our Lives, he announced a new regulation to ban bump stocks. At the time, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the move a “critical step in our effort to reduce the threat of gun violence.”

That’s nonsense. The bump stock ban is, and has always been a smokescreen. Making these devices illegal will do nothing to reduce gun violence in the U.S. That’s why they’ve become an easy target for the Trump administration. Banning bump stocks won’t make people safer, but it’s a simple way to pretend to.

Bump stocks are a novelty. Few people knew what they were before the Las Vegas shooting, and those who did largely considered them unreliable and impractical. There are also other devices that have the same effect on semi-automatic weapons. Making bump stocks the boogeyman made perfect sense for gun rights advocates. Focusing on them takes attention off of the weapons themselves, and banning them would take away only one method of bump firing a semi-automatic rifle.

Now, just imagine that it was Barack Obama who was banning bump stocks: do you think this article would be dismissive of banning them, or would Obama be lauded? Trump is implementing a regulation on bump stocks exactly as the gun grabbers asked for, but, now, it’s not enough. Had it been Obama this would have been seen as an small, but important, step forward.

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7 Responses to “Trump To Soon Announce Ban On Bump Stocks, Which Is Now Considered “Meaningless””

  1. Jethro says:

    But, but, whutaboutobama???? LOL

    That Black man lives rent free in the heads of tRump and his cult.

    NYU researchers Eric Knowles and Sarah DiMuccio find that many male tRump supporters suffer from “fragile masculinity”.

    Who knew? They must not survey right wing blogs very often. LOL.

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      Yep, Loose Shoes keeps proving he’s a dick…

      “That was me, people.”

    • formwiz says:

      No, but it does point out the hypocrisy of the fake news.

      • david7134 says:

        Have you noticed that Obama’s voice is getting higher, likely his true feminine side is coming out. Then as Trumps programs show how stupid the whole 8 years under Obama have been, he works to try and say every positive was his making. The man was the absolute worse president ever.

        • Mangoldielocks says:

          This is more of what I am noticing. From Fox news.

          Americans should be appalled. In one 24-hour period this week, President Trump has set a new standard for outrageous, if not surprising, behavior.
          First of all, we should be outraged, if not shocked, by the president’s muted response to Russia’s armed seizure of three Ukrainian ships in the disputed Sea of Azov days before Trump and his “best friend” – Russian President Vladimir Putin – were scheduled to meet Saturday on the sidelines of the G-20 summit meeting in Argentina.

          Outrage over Trump not declaring war on Russia.

          Then we have.

          First, the political: In 2012, Mitt Romney, who at the time was seeking the presidency, called Russia the United States’s Number 1 “geopolitical foe.” He was roundly mocked for his assessment, including by President Obama, who was then seeking re-election. Just three years earlier, the Obama administration famously “reset” U.S. relations with Russia that had been damaged by Moscow’s conflict with the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

          and then we have:

          President Obama rebuffed pressure for quick U.S. action in two foreign crises Thursday, declining to label Russia’s military moves into Ukraine an invasion and saying that he was not ready to expand an air campaign against Islamist militants to Syria.

          OBAMA was in bed with Putin. HRC got out her infamous RESET BUTTON but FOX NEWS IS OUTRAGED that Trump hasn’t declared war on Russia.

  2. Jl says:

    Many Hillary supporters suffer from “what the hell gender am I?” In other words, mentally ill.

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