In the wake of the murderous rampage that took the lives of 59 concert goers in Las Vegas and wounding over 500 on Sunday, Democrats have reliably rolled out their favorite canard of Second Amendment restrictions which we are assured will curb any future widespread acts of violence. The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that used pressure cookers, not guns, to murder 3 and mutilate over 260 others, including 16 who lost limbs, must have slipped their minds.
In 2012, SRAZ posted Dem gun hypocrites (photo and video) putting their duplicitous double standards on full display. Republican lawmakers are galvanizing behind legislation that would restrict devices known as bump stocks, that alter semi-automatic weapons turning them into rapid fire automatics. The murderer who shot randomly at the concert attendees did so from the 32nd floor of high-rise hotel directly across from the venue where 22,000 had come to hear county music performers.
NRA leaders Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox issued this joint statement, reasonably including these words:
“The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.”
Surprisingly, it was the restrictionist Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that in 2010 approved the devices, determining that the rapid action components were not weapons. Approved without verification, bump stocks were originally peddled by the Texas manufacturer, Slide Fire, as an assist to persons whose hands have limited mobility.
Its website bills the bump stock as “fun, exciting, and entertaining,” omitting any disability justification.
“The stock has no automatically functioning mechanical parts or springs and performs no automatic mechanical function when installed,” stated this 2010 letter from the ATF signed by John R. Spencer, then-Chief of the Firearms Technology Branch. “Accordingly, we find that the ‘bump-stock’ is a firearm part and is not regulated as a firearm under the Gun Control Act or the National Firearms Act,” Spencer wrote.
Frequently confused Democrat Nancy Pelosi using her muted Harry Reid voice, responded when asked whether the gun bill she’s pushing might represent a slippery slope toward other gun restrictions, Pelosi, in a rare moment of truth, replied, “I certainly hope so.”
Never forget, that’s the actual end game.