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The ATF Received 36,000 Comments on Bump Stocks. They’re Overwhelmingly Anti-Regulati
https://www.thetrace.org/rounds/atf-bump...-analysis/

Quote:In the week following the Las Vegas massacre on October 1, polls showed that nearly 75 percent of registered voters in gun-owning households supported a ban on bump stocks. Yet despite the public sentiment, an analysis by The Trace of comments submitted in response to a government proposal to regulate bump stocks shows that 85 percent of commenters opposed the measure.

Quote:After public outcry following the mass shooting, the ATF announced in December that it would again explore the possibility of regulating bump stocks by reclassifying them as machine guns. As an early step in the evaluation process, the agency initiated a public comment period to solicit input from manufacturers, retailers, and consumers — parties that would be impacted should the rules on bump stocks change. The window for public comments closed on January 25, and all told, the agency received more than 36,000 submissions, which are still being reviewed and posted online.

The Trace downloaded the text of more than 32,000 of the comments and used computer scripts to parse and analyze them. The comments overwhelmingly opposed regulating bump stocks. Only 13 percent were in support of the proposal to regulate the devices. (Another 2 percent didn’t express a clear stance.)

Quote:Twenty percent of the comments mirrored a form letter promoted by the Gun Owners of America, which opposes the regulation. Of those supporting ATF regulation, the majority of form letter submissions — a little over 6 percent of the total — came from a letter generated by the Giffords Law Center. An additional 2 percent of comments consisted of form letters promoted by other organizations.

The majority of comments — 72 percent, or about 23,000 — were unique responses written by individuals. To estimate the stances of these opinions, The Trace pulled a random sample of 1,000 submissions and labeled them as being for or against the regulation of bump stocks. Of the comments included in the sample, roughly 89 percent were written in opposition to the regulation, and 9 percent in support.

Quote:An additional round of analysis of our sample group revealed certain characteristics among unique commenters. For example, commenters who opposed the regulation were more verbose, writing messages that were on average 45 percent longer than those supporting the regulation of bump stocks.

Anti-regulation commenters were also more likely to mention the technical aspects of a gun, the ATF’s rule-making process, and the Constitution, while those favoring the regulation were much more likely to mention the Las Vegas massacre, as well as other mass shootings like the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which left 20 children and six educators dead.
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RE: The ATF Received 36,000 Comments on Bump Stocks. They’re Overwhelmingly Anti-Regulati
BUT MUH COMMON SENSE GUN CONTROL
02-09-2018 10:43 AM
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RE: The ATF Received 36,000 Comments on Bump Stocks. They’re Overwhelmingly Anti-Regulati
It’s a loaded (pun intended) question.

People who actually know what (and how) bump stocks are designed to work often already know how easily you can do the exact same thing for free with something you are wearing right now or that is sitting on your desk. So the proposed regulation is either pointless or it’s actually designed to quietly regulate far deeper than they are willing to state in the open.
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RE: The ATF Received 36,000 Comments on Bump Stocks. They’re Overwhelmingly Anti-Regulati
And winos don't want you to take away their liquor.
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RE: The ATF Received 36,000 Comments on Bump Stocks. They’re Overwhelmingly Anti-Regulati
Why do you continue to post?
02-09-2018 02:41 PM
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RE: The ATF Received 36,000 Comments on Bump Stocks. They’re Overwhelmingly Anti-Regulati
(02-09-2018 12:43 PM)cb4029 Wrote:  And winos don't want you to take away their liquor.

Exactly. And unfortunately, none of those killed in the massacre were able to respond to the survey.
02-09-2018 08:03 PM
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(02-09-2018 08:03 PM)Ohio Poly Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 12:43 PM)cb4029 Wrote:  And winos don't want you to take away their liquor.

Exactly. And unfortunately, none of those killed in the massacre were able to respond to the survey.

But the survivors because he decided to utilize a tool that makes a firearm highly inaccurate compared to aimed semiautomatic fire were.

Had Paddock engaged the crowd with conventional semiautomatic fire instead of using a bumpstock the death toll would have been higher. There is a reason why for years our military restricted M16's to three round bursts instead of full auto and that is because full auto fire is highly inaccurate.

But don't let me get in the way of you being ignorant about a topic once again. After all it's what you do best around here....expose your ignorance with every post you make.
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(02-09-2018 02:41 PM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  Why do you continue to post?

b/c the masochists love dem sum of dis.....

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And they wonder why nobody in the center listens...
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RE: The ATF Received 36,000 Comments on Bump Stocks. They’re Overwhelmingly Anti-Regulati
Have people learned nothing from Prohibition? Doing this won't take away a bump stock from someone who wants to use it. It will just spur a black market for the item. It's just like the rule with Automatics. You can go to a dozen or so websites and buy one.
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