Senate Republicans Block Bill that Would Ban Bump Stocks

Following the Extreme Court’s ruling that overturned The Felon Guy’s executive order banning bump stocks, Senate Democrats introduced the  BUMP Act that would prohibit the devices, which modify semi-automatic weapons to fire bullets more quickly.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., sought “unanimous consent” on the bill but one, GQPer objected on behalf of his party, effectively stalling the bill.

Sen. Pete Ricketts, R-Neb., blocked the bill from moving forward and the objection was backed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and many other Republican senators. These same Craven Assholes “championed a bump stock ban imposed by the Trump administration after the Las Vegas massacre.”

Ricketts labeled the bill “a gun-grabbing overreach," saying it is written vaguely and could give the Biden administration power to target “common firearm accessories, not just bump stocks.”“That’s really, really scary,” Ricketts said, calling the measure an infringement on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

He labeled it “another day in the Democrat summer of show votes,” following recent votes on protections for IVF and contraception which were also blocked by Republicans.

Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. warned:

"...if Congress doesn’t prohibit bump stocks, 'street gangs and cartels and mass shooters' may be able to access these devices 'and turn them against our communities.'

He added: 'This will not be the last time you hear about these devices on the floor of the Senate.'"
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