In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, people have been calling for gun control reform and sharing a lot of “facts” about guns. But how do you sort out what’s real and what’s not?
Caller Dave from Oklahoma talked about firearms, bump stocks and the gun debate based on his 30 years in law enforcement on today’s show. Pat and Jeffy took calls while sitting in for Glenn.
Are fully automatic weapons legal? What does a “bump stock” do, and should the device be banned? What kind of weapon was the Las Vegas gunman likely using? Pat and Dave sorted through some of the big questions everyone has been asking.
“Just be careful about listening to these armchair experts,” Dave said, encouraging people to question everything and figure out the facts for themselves. “The devil’s in the details. … Accept nothing at face value.”
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CALLER: Hi. Hi, Glenn, how are you doing?
PAT: It’s Pat. But doing good, nonetheless.
JEFFY: He doesn’t really care.
CALLER: Sorry about that.
PAT: That’s right all right.
CALLER: This is a little bit off topic, but I’m just trying to get the word out on this new bill that Republican Marcus Carbela (phonetic) has introduced to the house.
CALLER: Now, it would make it a felony, punishable by up to five years in federal prison, to own any part or combination of parts that could increase the rate of fire of any weapon.
And the problem with that bill —
PAT: Is that just a Utah bill, or is that a US Congress bill?
CALLER: That’s a US Congress.
JEFFY: Yeah, it’s a Congress — it’s the reaction to the bump stock, right?
CALLER: Exactly. And it’s so open-ended that they could basically include anything that they want. It could include bump stocks, binary triggers, adjustable triggers, muzzle breaks, gas blocks, even (inaudible) — because all those things could help you to increase your rate of fire. So like I said, I’m just trying to get the word out so people know about this. Because it seems like they’re trying to pass it under people’s noses.
PAT: Yeah, I’ve heard almost nothing about it. It’s HRR399?
CALLER: HRR3999. And it was introduced by Republican Marcus Carbela.
PAT: Okay. Appreciate the heads up. Thanks a lot, Matt.
Interesting development along those lines too from the shooting in Las Vegas. Not only are they — they’re obviously going to use this as — as cannon fodder for passing any kind of gun control legislation. And that’s what this obviously — that’s what this bill is all about.