The Patriot Post® · Bump Stocks — Simulating Full Auto
The Las Vegas assailant used a “bump stock” device to increase the rate of fire in his attack. A bump stock harnesses the recoil energy of the rifle, making it possible to “ride” the trigger to increase the cyclic rate of fire, thus simulating a select fire weapon. This device serves a single purpose — to circumvent the 1934 effective ban on automatic weapons without a permit.
For the record, the bump stock weapon adaptation was approved for sale by the ATF in 2010 under Barack Obama‘s regime, as his corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder was using ATF as a regulatory tool to implement their “gun control” agenda.
While a bump stock increases the rate of fire significantly, it does so at the expense of accuracy. However, firing into a dense crowd doesn’t require accuracy. In Las Vegas, the assailant’s high perch in combination with the use of a bump stock made this massacre more deadly.
On a related note regarding “silencers,” after the Las Vegas assault, Hillary Clinton declared, “The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.” People in a crowded venue are going to flee whenever those around them are being murdered, regardless of where the shots are coming from. At a distance, suppressors, which have been legal to own for years, do make detecting the source of a bullet more difficult to detect. However, according to the FBI, “assault weapons” are estimated to have been used in less than than 0.5% (one-half of 1%) of all murders. There is no record of an assault rifle being used with a suppressor in a murder case.
Editor’s Note: YouTube removed the bump stock demonstration video we originally appended to this article. Wouldn’t want anyone to be informed, now would they…