Soccerdad1995 wrote: jason812 wrote:
I think bump stocks and binary triggers are a waste of ammo but if they are going to become illegal, I might have to buy one. And I was saving my allowance for something else
Do I have to cut my belt loops off now?
Apparently stock analysts and big investors don't believe anything will actually come of this since Ruger's stock is down almost 4% today. I can also find entry level AR's for sale at just over $500 on Buds. If there is any truth to the hysteria, it hasn't led to panic buying. Yet.
The propaganda mills are hard at work since last Wednesday using the Parkland tragedy to push gun control on every platform possible and it's working. The comments from the White House today I don't think are much different from things we've heard from them in the past except, regarding bump-fire stocks they had directed the BATFE to re-review whether or not they should be regulated. This time it sounds more like they are going to create some "draft" regulations.
Regarding a 21 y/o age limit to purchase semi-auto rifles... I think that the Whitehouse is being bullied into making some concessions, and since there's already a 21 y/o age limit to purchase handguns they seem to think that maybe they can assuage a little bit of the anti-gun outcry while giving up something that's not going to impact a vast majority of gun owners. It certainly would constitute a loss of freedom for a small amount of the population if it actually can pass into law which is not a good thing.
Knowing Trump, I would guess that this is a bargaining chip in order to push congress toward making some progress in getting rid of gun free zones. I could easily see him pushing this message that he is proposing some "common sense" legislation that will improve the background checks system, and help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals, as well as give our schools the ability to defend America's children. Just like he's doing with DACA and immigration policy he could put pressure on the democrats by repeatedly blaming them for opposing legislation that will protect and defend our schoolchildren.