Bump Stock Ban Goes Nowhere a Month After Las Vegas
Unsurprising and disappointing at the same time. Even the NRA said to get this done. so what happened? What happened is they showed they can’t even pass popular virtually unopposed legislation. What’s the phrase? Dereliction of duty? Deliberate negligence?
Stalled legislationIn the House, Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, introduced legislation to ban the sale of bump stocks, but there’s been no action since.And in the Senate, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill that would ban the sale, transfer, importation, manufacture or possession of bump stocks, as well as trigger cranks and other accessories that accelerate a semi-automatic rifle’s rate of fire.GOP Sen. Ron Johnson was outspoken after the shooting about his support for banning bump stocks following the shooting. Asked for comment about the lack of action, his office only referred back to a statement he gave Politico for story published on October 4.”Automatic weapons are illegal,” he said at the time. “If that (bump stocks) facilitates that, to me it would be subject to the same ban. If that (bill banning bump stocks) actually gets on the Senate floor, I’d vote for it.”