During our weekly Quiet Time segment from SilencerShop.com, Paul and Jarrad go a bit deep. We need to quietly answer a couple of questions for ourselves.
Also, before you sign off on the “Bump-Stock Ban” you might want to take a moment to consider what is in the latest bill. You need to listen louder before you make a choice.
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Topics Covered During This Episode:
- Shooting Sports community did such a good job selling guns while our national education system failed teaching civics, history, representative republicanism, natural rights versus state granted privileges
- Quiet Time brought to you by Silencer Shop: Malum In Se vs. Malum Prohibitum – How can Malum Prohibitum succeed when Malum In Se failed.
- Feinstein Ban – Feinstein: No law would have stopped Las Vegas gunman: http://thehill.com/
- Bump Stock Ban Bill – A Bipartisan Bill to Ban Bump Stocks Is Hitting Some Bumps: https://www.thedailybeast.com/
- Ask your liberal friends how many Americans should be killed to enforce a new gun ban?
- Killing Trump voters is okay to liberals – CBS fires vice president who said Vegas victims didn’t deserve sympathy because country music fans ‘often are Republican’: http://www.foxnews.com/
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that no law could have stopped the suspected shooter, Stephen Paddock, who was behind last week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Feinstein spoke on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” about gun legislation in the wake of the attack launched from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel targeting a country music concert.
“Could there have been any law passed that would’ve stopped him?” Host John Dickerson asked the senator.
“No, he passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions,” Feinstein replied.
Feinstein’s remark comes as Republicans have started to express interest in a conversation about regulations for bump stock devices, which were found in the hotel room of the suspected gunman. The devices increase the possible rate of gun fire on semi-automatic weapons.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) following last week’s mass shooting said devices like bump stocks “should be subject to additional regulations,” though it did not call for new gun legislation.
Feinstein, who is pushing legislation to ban bump stocks, said there is “Republican interest” in the bill.
“We have Republican interest. I have nobody lined up, we have 38 cosponsors, they’re all Democratic. We’ve had individuals that have indicated an interest and particularly for a hearing,” she said.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2010 found that bump stock devices were a part, rather than a firearm, concluding that they were not subject to regulation like a weapon.
Lawmakers are trying to thread the needle as they attempt to craft bipartisan legislation to ban devices that turn semi-automatic weapons into, effectively, fully automatic ones.
An early draft of legislation authored by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) raised concerns among House Democrats whose support for the bill is likely needed to ensure its passage. And already, changes have been made to the legislative text to stave off any defections.
An initial draft of the bill obtained by The Daily Beast, would have prohibited “the possession or transfer” of bump stocks, which Stephen Paddock used to kill 58 people in Las Vegas this week. A Hill aide noted that such language did not explicitly call for a ban on the importation or manufacturing of bump stocks as well, which, the worry goes, could effectively create a robust black market for the device.
The Curbelo-Moulton bill also had included a provision that would have instituted a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years for those who use guns equipped with bump stocks in a drug trafficking or violent crimes. The provision had been privately flagged as problematic by Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who view mandatory minimums as too blunt a form of punishment or crime deterrent.
CBS has parted ways with one of the company’s top lawyers after she said she was “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” when discussing the mass shooting that unfolded in Las Vegas late Sunday night.
Monday night she issued a statement of apology.
Hayley Geftman-Gold, the network’s now-former vice president and senior counsel, said, “Earlier today I posted an indefensible post in a Facebook discussion thread concerning the tragic Las Vegas shooting, a statement I sincerely regret. I am deeply sorry for diminishing the significance of every life affected by Stephen Paddock’s terrorism last night and for the pain my words have inflicted on the loved ones of the victims. My shameful comments do not reflect the beliefs of my former employer, colleagues, family, and friends. Nor do they reflect my actual beliefs ? this senseless violence warrants the deepest empathy. I understand and accept all consequences that my words have incurred.”
A CBS spokeswoman told Fox News that Geftman-Gold, “who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS. Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS. Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families.”
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