After the horrifying massacre in which 500 people were injured after Stephen Paddock transformed his two AR-15s into “machine guns” using a simple “bump stock” device, liberals raised their voice of concerned and looked for someone to blame. Now they know who to blame.
It is interesting to know that these devices were approved for sale in 2010 by Barack Obama’s ATF. The ATF approved the devices because they do not convert a semiautomatic rifle into an automatic. Rather, they are an accessory that allows semiautomatic rifle owners to mimic automatic fire for short bursts.
On Thursday morning White House adviser Kellyanne Conway also said that bump stocks had been approved by the ATF under the Obama administration.
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Onn CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day, Conway said: “I did note … it was President Obama’s ATF, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, in 2010 that decided not to regulate this device. That should be part of the conversation and part of the facts that you put before your viewers.”
Bump stocks are a legally available mechanism that, when attached to a semi-automatic weapon, increase the speed at which the weapon can fire, allowing the gun to shoot between 400 and 800 rounds in a minute. However, bump-stocks may be facing an uphill battle, as Sen Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is calling for a ban on the devices and numerous GOP Senators–including John Cornyn and John Thune–admit unfamiliarity with the devices yet still express openness to a hearing on a ban. Moreover, Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) made clear his belief that “typical gun owners” do not need bump stock devices.
Just a long list of Obama and federal government screwup. Isn’t funny how everything seems to come back to this administration. It makes me sad for the victims. But seeing the faces of anti-gun Liberals when they find out their messiah Obama approved the bump stock would be priceless.
The approval of bump stocks was wrong then, and they are still wrong now. Bump Stocks may have been approved under Obama and I hope they will be outlawed under Trump!
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