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    Quote Originally Posted by BandAid View Post
    Making bump stocks illegal seems like an easy initial change. Granted, they're easy to replicate at home and probably wouldn't have stopped this guy, but it's a start.
    But isnt the NRA questioning making them illegal??? they just called for more regulation on them. and you know how those GOP members of congress jump when NRA says so

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    Quote Originally Posted by XU-PA View Post
    But isnt the NRA questioning making them illegal??? they just called for more regulation on them. and you know how those GOP members of congress jump when NRA says so
    Reading a couple of articles, it appears the NRA and GOP are concerned about legislation involving bump stocks will be constructed in such a way that it would include other prohibitions on firearms. Which would be pretty chickenshit by the repubs. You have a majority. Ceafting legislation that is precise in its scope should be doable and endorsed by more than enough on either side to get it through.
    zip em up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caf View Post
    A new gun control proposal in Congress that is being pitched as a bipartisan bump stock ban would actually ban all semi-automatic weapons in the United States, according to an analysis of the proposed bill.
    The design of semi-automatic weapons uses the recoil of the weapon generated by the gas explosion in the chamber when a round is fired to automatically chamber a new round, and prepare the weapon to be fired again. Because of this, any parts used in that process would likely be subject to the federal ban proposed in the Curbelo/Moulton bill, since they serve to increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic weapon. Gas tubes, gas blocks, buffer springs and main springs, magazines, charging handles, ejectors and extractors, and even triggers themselves could potentially be banned under the bipartisan bump stock ban language proposed by Curbelo and Moulton.
    http://thefederalist.com/2017/10/13/...matic-weapons/

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    "A new gun control proposal in Congress that is being pitched as a bipartisan bump stock ban would actually ban all semi-automatic weapons in the United States, according to an analysis of the proposed bill."

    Seems like a feature, not a bug.

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    The distance between the two sides of this debate is unreal. One side calls for the complete banning of guns, the other is balking at the whiff of a possibility that semi-automatic guns might be outlawed.

    EDIT: Everyone complains that Congress can't come together on anything. In reality, Congress seems to be properly reflecting the electorate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caf View Post
    The distance between the two sides of this debate is unreal. One side calls for the complete banning of guns, the other is balking at the whiff of a possibility that semi-automatic guns might be outlawed.

    EDIT: Everyone complains that Congress can't come together on anything. In reality, Congress seems to be properly reflecting the electorate.
    You think banning semi-automatic guns are okay? That's likely contrary to what most Democrat politicians think.

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    Can you help a gun egg-no-ra-moose like myself out and tell me why it isn't okay to ban semi-automatic guns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juice View Post
    You think banning semi-automatic guns are okay? That's likely contrary to what most Democrat politicians think.
    Yes I think it's okay.

    EDIT: Gallup says 36% of Americans support that ban. Down from 44%
    Last edited by Caf; 10-13-2017 at 12:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoMuskies View Post
    Can you help a gun egg-no-ra-moose like myself out and tell me why it isn't okay to ban semi-automatic guns?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-automatic_firearm

    Cause it would ban almost all handguns and some shotguns.
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