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Re: Are "Bump-Stocks" getting banned?
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2024, 05:42:03 am »
Trump did the bumpstock ban under pressure after the LasVegas shooting.  I've always thought a full auto was too inaccurate to be of any use.  A bumpstock is even worse.
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Re: Are "Bump-Stocks" getting banned?
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2024, 06:23:48 am »
Yes that is what prompted the ban as I recall as well. And wasnt it about two weeks or a few short weeks later after the Las Vegas Shooting that he made a world tour, first stop Saudi Arabia?  Where several of the crown prince were arrested and over 800 billion dollars in their assets were frozen, putting an end, or almost an end to isis at that time?
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Re: Are "Bump-Stocks" getting banned?
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2024, 11:40:18 am »
except there wasn't any pressure to speak of on Trump. Trump was looking to score points and he did.
Trump isn't a 2A guy or a Constitutionalist. He just isn't "anti" on either ... and this is an example where it's important who is around him as advisors.
In the 2A community, the Fudd factor kicked in and there wasn't any real opposition, NRA endorsed it(no surprise to those of us with no illusions about the NRA)
The Constitutionaists kept away from this one because it was too hot of an issue and it scared most of them silent.
Plus, the ban was done so quickly that it took a lot of people off-guard.

The SCOTUS ruling here wasn't really considering whether a bump stock ban would be constitutional. It was struck down because of how it was done. .. now we'll get the media circus and see if the Dems can use the issue the way they did abortion last time.
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Re: Are "Bump-Stocks" getting banned?
« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2024, 01:19:35 pm »
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The SCOTUS ruling here wasn't really considering whether a bump stock ban would be constitutional. It was struck down because of how it was done. .. now we'll get the media circus and see if the Dems can use the issue the way they did abortion last time.

Probably not.  Abortion is a big issue with the old bra burners.  They have convinced the young and uninformed that they will be forced to have babies they don't want if they can't get abortions on demand.  They both might make some noise, but I don't think it's going to be a big issue by the time the election comes.

In the 70s and 80s, there were few BC choices and some women couldn't use things like the pill.  Now there are tons of choices and getting pregnant for the vast majority is either a choice or because of carelessness.  Lazy people can get BC that is long term, but easily reversible, and then they don't have to think about it.
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Re: Are "Bump-Stocks" getting banned?
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2024, 01:54:41 pm »
bump stocks are not a hill for most 2A guys to die on and it could end up a legislative throw away anyway .. depends on the media and whether the public cares.... used as a spear-tip and drumming up support for gun control(new AWB) as an issue is possible. I doubt it would be successful but that depends on a lot of other factors.

The abortion issue is one of those emotional issues for many Republicans and there's no constitutional basis for it being federally regulated. People like Linsey Graham throwing gasoline on the fire (touting the idea of Congress banning abortion) increased the reaction by the left. It was either a stupid move or an attempt to torpedo the more important goals popular in the Republican party so he could benefit in his state.(and in his other motives)

SCOTUS was correct in it's decision to defer the question to the States.

It remains to be seen what Republicans will do with gun issues.
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