Why didn’t President Donald Trump walk into the Oval Office and just write an executive order banning bump stocks and then tell Congress to pass a law banning same?
He really missed the boat in terms of picking up political capital and sweeping the “left coast” of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. He blew an opportunity to show his leadership skills once again. Is his tweeter broken regarding the need to manage ridiculous gun laws?
I am a gun owner with what I believe is a common-sense approach to gun ownership: No (real) automatic assault weapons in the hands of civilians, no magazines over 10 rounds, and all handgun owners must be certified to carry, with harsh and rapid punishments for failure to comply. It only takes a good hunter one shot to put down his game. So why worry about a multi-round magazine?
The law against bump stocks, and other means of circumventing the automatic weapons laws imposed in 1934-35, should have been passed unanimously yesterday. Members of Congress need to stop wringing their hands and feeling sorry for victims, get off their collective/elected butts and do something constructive for a change.
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