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Local Gun Smith Talks Bump Stocks and the Potential Ban

07 October 2017

"Bump stocks" are devices attached to semiautomatic rifles allowing them to fire rapidly like banned fully automatic weapons.

"That's fine with me if they want to take a look at it and be objective and look at it", said Dan Markeson, patron shooting rifles with his brother at a gun range.

Is it possible that the Las Vegas massacre will prompt NRA members to rethink their views on gun control? He indicated Republicans were not focusing on the issue at hand after the deadly Las Vegas shooting.

The NRA Thursday released a statement saying "devices allowing semi automatic rifles to act like fully automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations".

Back in 2010, the ATF determined it was a 'firearm part, not regulated as a firearm under Gun Control Act or National Firearms Act'.

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Federal officials said the Las Vegas shooter fitted some of his guns with bump stocks, turning his guns into weapons that reflect illegal automatic guns. "The NRA in its statement, called on the ATF to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law".

The demand for stricter gun laws from citizens and politicians comes after Sunday's shooting at a concert in Las Vegas left 58 people dead and hundreds more wounded.

. He's never sold them, and says the NRA is right on target calling for more restrictions.

But sceptics also cautioned against piling up expectations on this one solitary reconciliatory move by the NRA.

But GOP lawmakers say they're not going to take action now.

Automatic weapons are. They were manufactured for war, Ahern says.

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The bump fire stocks are illegal in California and manufacturing companies can not ship them here but there are kits online that will convert some semi automatic rifles.

But Krepps said the fight to ban the devices goes well beyond Washington. But I don't understand the use of this bump stock.

What is a bump stock, how does it work and is it legal?

A semi-automatic weapon fires a single bullet with each pull of the trigger, whereas an automatic fires for as long as you compress the trigger. And given how every other recent attempt at gun control has gone, most of the questions at the press conference boiled down to, why do you have any hope this would get any support? California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to ban the accessory, and it has 38 Democratic co-sponsors, but no Republicans have signed on.

"Whether this will finally change your gun laws, I fancy not, personally", Shepherd says.

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But an even better question is why focus exclusively on bump stocks - "a goofy little doodad", in the words of a former firearms official - while ignoring the danger posed when people are allowed to purchase and possess assault-style weapons that were designed for war, with the capacity to kill in large numbers.

Local Gun Smith Talks Bump Stocks and the Potential Ban