Senate Dems Tried to Ban Bump Stocks After the Supreme Court Said They’re Legal

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One of the worst mistakes that President Donald Trump made during his first four years in office—other than some of his terrible hiring choices—was the executive order that he signed to ban bump stocks. The Supreme Court rightly overturned the ban last week. You’ll never guess what happened next! Okay, you probably guessed. Senate Democrats immediately tried to push through a bill to ban bump stocks again.

The bill is called the BUMP Act. Democrats tried to rush the bill through by calling for a voice vote by unanimous consent. Fortunately, Sen. Pete Ricketts (R-NE) blocked the vote from taking place. It’s now dead in the water.

Democrats were predictably furious.

“There is no legitimate use for a bump stock,” fretted Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), the author of the bill.

For those who don’t know, a bump stock is a firearm accessory that was originally invented so that certain handicapped people can enjoy shooting sports. Some people’s disabilities prevent them from being able to pull a trigger, and a bump stock addresses that problem. So, there is a legitimate use for bump stocks.

Why do you hate handicapped people so much, Democrats?

The Trump-era ban allowed the ATF to make the ludicrous argument that bump stocks turn semiautomatic rifles into machine guns. The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that this was ludicrous because the device still requires the trigger of the rifle to be pulled every single time that it fires. Justice Clarence Thomas drafted the majority opinion.

Now if we can get the Supreme Court to lift the ban on fully automatic machineguns, our Second Amendment rights will finally be fully restored!