A Bump Stock Ban Is Popular With the Public. But Experts Have Their Doubts.

NEW YORK TIMES October 12, 2017 – A ban on the “bump stock” devices that made the Las Vegas attack so deadly would enjoy broad public support, according to a new poll. Yet gun policy experts say a ban would probably have a negligible effect on mass shooting deaths. In the aftermath of the attack, in which 58 people were killed at a country music festival on Oct. 1, the only gun-related legislation generating any serious political discussion is a ban on bump stocks, devices that enable a semiautomatic weapon to shoot nearly as fast as a machine gun.  [full article] 

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