Connecticut Legislators are looking for a way to go after bump stocks and ghost guns, and, as usual, they’re using fear tactics to drum up support from people in the hope that they will literally beg the coercive enterprise to take control of their lives and protect them from themselves.
The writer of the article I’ve excerpted from, Markeshia Ricks, says of bump stocks that they give guns a “machine gun-like” capability.
For anyone who knows anything about bump stocks (which, clearly, this gun grabbing agit prop agent of state media does not), you know that bump stocks hardly come close to converting your rifle to anything approaching a machine gun, save for an increase in the fire rate, but an increase that produces a hard-to-manage tool.
The writer also is unaware of how easy it is to ‘convert’ any semi-auto rifle into a rapid fire tool using a piece of wood, string, rubber bands, or even your hands alone.
And of course she adds the terror fear event of all terror fear events to help nudge her readers towards supporting greater control over their ability to equip themselves with tools of self defense.
That terror fear event, of course, is the Las Vegas Shooting.
|Pols Seek Bump Stock, “Ghost” Gun Ban|
Lawmakers Monday gathered in a Hamilton Street church in a quest to stop people from turning their guns into automatic weapons and stop people who shouldn’t have access to guns from building them at home.
The co-chair and vice chair of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee joined Mayor Toni Harp and members of the New Haven legislative delegation at the Church on the Rock to announce legislation to change the definition of what is a gun is in the state. The goal is to ban bump stocks and so-called “ghost guns.”
Afterwards, the head of a gun rights organization told the Independent the legislators are making bump stocks and ghost guns, which are also known as “80 percent: builds, a bigger deal than they are.
Bump stocks are a device that can be added to a gun like an AR-15 or an AK-47 to give it rapid-fire, or machine gun-like, capabilities. Such a device was used by a shooter in Las Vegas last year to kill 59 and injure 527 people.
Ghost guns are nearly complete guns that can be purchased so a buyer can finish building the gun on their own. You don’t have to have a license to purchase such guns, so they’re unregistered. Such guns don’t come from gun manufacturers, so they don’t have a serial number, which makes them untraceable
|Read More at New Haven Independent|