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White House “Open” to Banning Bump Stocks

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House welcomes a “conversation” that both parties plan to have about banning bump stocks, indicating President Trump is open to the idea and wants to be part of the talks.

So, let’s be careful here. Democrats don’t care much about bump stocks, the devices that get a semi-automatic weapon to fire temporarily with the rapidity of an automatic weapon. I’d never heard of them before the Las Vegas shooting, but since learning about them I’ve seen no good reason for them and think they should be banned too. What Democrats want is to open up a general discussion on gun control and go after basic Second Amendment rights. So the White House has to be careful not to get into a room with them and give away the gun store.

I think Trump realizes, though, that if he starts backing down on the Second Amendment, his base will desert him and he will end up with a primary challenge at worst or at the very least an electorate that fails to turn out in the general election to support him.

Following the White House statement – and the recognition of writing on the wall – the National Rifle Association echoed the call for the government to consider action against bump stocks.

“The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,” the NRA said in a written statement.

Scalise: Getting Shot Makes Me Support the Second Amendment Even More

It’s often said that if only a good guy had a gun when a bad guy starts shooting people down, a massacre could have been prevented. In House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s case, that’s exactly what happened.

“What I experienced was, when there was a shooter, luckily we had Capitol police there with their own guns,” he said, noting that the stories of people defending themselves with guns never get told.

Trump: “We’ll Be Talking About Gun Laws as Time Goes By”

Leaving the White House for Puerto Tuesday morning, President Trump suggested he will visit the issue of gun control, though not in the immediate aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting.

It’s not immediately clear if he meant he would discuss new gun control steps or opposition to legislation backed by the NRA. Controversial legislation before Congress would weaken restrictions on purchases of silencers.

Trump also commended law enforcement’s response in Las Vegas and defended his handling of the hurricane in Puerto Rico.

Why Trump’s Visit to the NRA Matters So Much for Conservatives

President Trump Friday became the first president since Ronald Reagan to address the NRA. Neither of the two Bushes made their way over there, let alone Clinton or Obama. This means something. It goes straight to why a lot of conservatives cast their lot with Trump. They weren’t completely sure he was a conservative, but… Continue Reading

Senate Votes to Roll Back Obama Gun Regulation

There were many competent older people who would have been denied their right to self-defense by some bureaucrat’s determination under this rule. From the Washington Examiner: The Senate voted Wednesday to roll back an Obama administration rule that Republicans have said is a threat to people’s right to own firearms, following a similar House vote… Continue Reading

House Votes to Quash Obama Gun Regulation

In Obama’s ideal world, everyone will have a “mental disability,” according to a bureaucrat, and nobody will have a gun. From the Washington Examiner. The House on Thursday voted to undo an Obama-era rule blocking certain people from buying guns. The resolution of disapproval passed 235-180. Under the Congressional Review Act, lawmakers can negate regulations… Continue Reading

Obama Takes One Final Shot at Gun Owners

Because he doesn’t want you clinging too hard to those guns. From the Washington Examiner: In its final attack on gun owners, the Obama administration moved to ban traditional lead ammo on federal grounds and waterways on its last full day in office. The ban, which includes cheap bullets and common fishing tackle, can be… Continue Reading

Democrat Sit-In Hypocrisy

Well, at one lawmaker decided to confront the Democratic 1960s nostalgia ride. Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, tried to remind the Democrats staging Occupy House FLoor what the real issue was, saying “Radical Islam killed these poor people.” It’s not a gun issue. The free speech advocates sitting on the House floor shouted him down. Of… Continue Reading