“Sen. Bill Nelson joined legislation today to ban ‘bump stocks,’ devices that allowed the Las Vegas killer to shoot at a far faster rate,” a Wednesday press release announced. “Legislation Nelson filed with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, and other Democrats would close a current loophole in the law that allows for the modifications.
Forget that so much has yet to be disclosed from the massacre investigation, and so much of what has is being treated with understandable skepticism. Forget that the citizen disarmament lobby is deflecting from the fact that nothing they propose would have had any impact on the situation they’re exploiting.
The proposed legislation is S.1916, “A bill to prohibit the possession or transfer of certain firearm accessories, and for other purposes.” At this writing, no text is available, a summary is “in progress” and it has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. And it has 29 cosponsors, no surprise all Democrats – so far.
by David Codrea