Nancy Pelosi: “I Certainly Hope” a Ban on Bump Stocks Will Lead to Further Gun RestrictionsI warned you earlier this week that this might happen. Congressional Republicans are under extreme pressure to “just do something.” And so rather than focus their ire on the bad guy who took 58 lives on Sunday night, they are turning their attention to an inanimate object -- bump stocks. But through all of this, Republicans have yanked any discussion of concealed carry reciprocity off the table -- even though they had promised a vote would be coming soon. So this is what Congressional leaders are saying about the new restrictions on bump stocks they want to consider:
• House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-NJ) said, “Clearly that's something we need to look into.”
• House Freedom Caucus Leader Mark Meadows (R-NC) stated that he “would be open to considering a bill” on banning these items.
• And then, of course, there’s House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who when it was pointed out to her that banning bump stocks could lead to further gun control, shot back: “So what? … I certainly hope so.”Keep in mind that bump stocks are devices that, ironically, were approved by the ATF during the Obama administration, with the intent of helping disabled Americans shoot their firearms. So imagine this: Congressional Republicans might be placing themselves to the LEFT of Barack Obama! If Congress bans or regulates bump stocks, then they will have to ban rubber bands and belt loops on trousers -- because these items can simulate the same effect that a bump stock does. In some cases, you will even have to ban fingers because many shooters can fire a semi-auto nearly as fast as a full-auto. You can read more about what bump stocks are, and aren’t, by going here. And you can use the Take Action feature to oppose legislation to ban these items. (NOTE: Only Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. David Cicilline have introduced bills with numbers -- S. 1916 and H.R. 3947 -- but some Republicans have promised they will be sponsoring bills too.)
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