A ban on the “bump stock” devices that made the Las Vegas attack so deadly would enjoy broad public support, according to a new poll. Yet gun policy experts say a ban would probably have a negligible effect on mass shooting deaths.
“Bump fire stocks” haven’t been used before in a mass shooting. Only in certain circumstances would they be of much help to a would-be killer. They are novelty gadgets.
A lot of gun owners are up in arms about the NRA’s position on this, but Murdoc thinks it’s the best course at the moment. Let the BATFE, the same BATFE that already decided that the devices were not in violation of federal law, review it. Let emotions cool before rushing to do anything.