While Democrats and their celebrity counterparts are screaming gun-control from the rooftops, the one accessory the Las Vegas killer allegedly used to convert his guns into automatic weapons, the bump stock, was approved by none other than Obama’s ATF. That’s right, the same ATF that worked with Eric Holder to illegally run guns to Mexico that eventually killed one of our own border agents, Brian Terry.
RUSH: You knew the next thing that was gonna happen, bump stocks, the minute it was learned that the perpetrator here was using bump stocks to convert his semiautomatic rifles and guns and so forth to automatic, you knew that it wasn’t gonna take long before somebody in Congress or the Senate was gonna move forward and suggest a new law banning bump stocks. And that has happened. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has filed a bill to do just that.
You have all of these leftists out there — and, folks, I’m sorry. We must categorize and define the people who are saying what they’re saying because they have something the common. Leftists have a view of this, the nonleftists have a view, the leftists are all now demanding we get rid of bump stocks. And the Republicans, as predictable, have members saying, “You know, we’ll talk to you about that, we’ll talk to you about bump stocks. Yeah, we can’t find a legitimate reason for bump stocks, yeah. Okay, fine, you want to talk about that?” Republicans remain eager to cross the aisle and show that they are willing to work with lunatics rather than stand up to ’em.
Here’s what nobody is talking about. The bump stock green light received approval from the ATF during the Obama administration. The Obama administration authorized bump stocks. That’s not supposed to be possible. Obama was supposed to be the one that was gonna get rid of the Second Amendment. Obama supposedly, ’cause he’s a good leftist, a good liberal, he wanted to take guns away. Are you telling me that it was the Obama ATF that authorized bump stocks? Yes. Yes, Matilda, it certainly was.
RUSH: A couple things on bump stocks here. We don’t know, we still don’t know for a fact that Paddock used bump stocks. The Wall Street Journal said he had automatic weapons, and the Drive-Bys are reporting, based on anonymous sources, that Paddock had two or maybe 12 bump stocks in his hotel room. We still don’t know.
He loves Chuck and Nancy anyway, so call ’em into the White House, have the media there, have cameras there and have Trump say, “You know what? I agree with you. And I don’t understand how you people let this happen. This bump stock thing goes back to the Obama administration in 2010, whenever it was, and I can’t understand how your party ever allowed this to become law in the first place. But I’m more than happy to agree with you that we ought to get rid of bump stocks.” – Rush Limbaugh
In a rare move, the National Rifle Association issued a statement calling for regulation of the device that turned the Las Vegas shooter’s rifles more deadly, blaming Barack Obama’s administration for its approval.
“Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale of bump fire stocks on at least two occasions, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law,” the NRA wrote in a statement. “The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semiautomatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.”
A bump or fire stock is a device that allows rifles to fire bullets as quickly as a machine gun. At least 12 of the Las Vegas shooter’s guns were outfitted with them.