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Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:10 PM

Gowdy: I would support a ban on instrument that converts a semi-automatic weapon

Source: The Hill

BY MALLORY SHELBOURNE - 02/18/18 11:01 AM EST

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said Sunday that he supports a ban on devices that can alter semi-automatic weapons.

“I am fine with doing away with any instrumentality that converts a semi automatic to a fully automatic,” Gowdy told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

The South Carolina lawmaker’s comment comes after 17 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a South Florida high school. The shooting caused Democrats to renew calls for gun control legislation. Gowdy said he is “happy” to ask Congressional leadership about a future vote on gun legislation, but also said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) “could regulate bump stocks tomorrow.”

The ATF declared in 2010 that bump stocks, a device that can be used to increase a semi-automatic rifle’s rate of fire, were not subject to regulation.

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Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/374447-gowdy-i-would-support-a-ban-on-instrument-that-converts-a-semi-automatic

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Reply Gowdy: I would support a ban on instrument that converts a semi-automatic weapon (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2018 OP
Chemisse Feb 2018 #1
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2018 #2
duforsure Feb 2018 #3
bronxiteforever Feb 2018 #4
Hayduke Bomgarte Feb 2018 #5
djacq Feb 2018 #6
Fred Sanders Feb 2018 #15
keithbvadu2 Feb 2018 #7
genxlib Feb 2018 #8
dhill926 Feb 2018 #11
Historic NY Feb 2018 #9
JDC Feb 2018 #10
asiliveandbreathe Feb 2018 #12
turbinetree Feb 2018 #13
Jedi Guy Feb 2018 #14
7962 Feb 2018 #16
beachbum bob Feb 2018 #17
flotsam Feb 2018 #18
dembotoz Feb 2018 #20
flotsam Feb 2018 #23
Turbineguy Feb 2018 #19
Kaleva Feb 2018 #21
pecosbob Feb 2018 #22
Skittles Feb 2018 #24

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:12 PM

1. Wow, he's really going all the way!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:12 PM

2. Oh FU. Show some guts you slimey POS.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:17 PM

3. Not enough Rep.

When the assault ban showed killing were reduced by 37& as Senator Feinstein showed. Quit making excuses for the NRA to do nothing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:21 PM

4. Tax cuts took precedence over Las Vegas shooting.

Got to pay the Kocharoaches above all. Btw the GOP Ryan Congress had since October 1, 2017 to ban bump stocks
And this ain’t even close enough.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:21 PM

5. "I would support a ban on instrument that converts a semi-automatic weapon".

Sure you will... Right up til the moment your NRA bribe check arrives.

STFU you inbred looking POS!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:24 PM

6. Is this the best Trey can do?

How about an Assault Weapons Ban?
How about a High Capacity Magazine Ban?
How about Comprehensive Background Check?
Reinstate Obama’s policy on selling weapons to the Mentally Disabeled?
How about mandatory Weapons Registration?

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Response to djacq (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:56 PM

15. Support for each one of those would cost GOP millions of NRA blood money and ad buys.

Pathetic...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:27 PM

7. How long before he says he 'misspoke'?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:32 PM

8. Says the guy

Who is leaving Congress and no longer needs the NRA money

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Response to genxlib (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:46 PM

11. ya beat me to it....

he's a cowardly piece of shit....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:33 PM

9. You have to stop the sale of the home brewed and manufactured parts...

that can make conversions too. Better yet off an amnesty and pay for turned in weapons. We can use Trumps wall money. Its hard to turn the clock back but it can take bite out it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:39 PM

10. That's some concession Trey, you dick. F him.

Again F him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:53 PM

12. Trey Gowdy...have you no decency!!!!!! - trey was right when he said,

"But I've been a pretty lousy politician"..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:55 PM

13. Hey Trey Table..................BULLSHIT

have you taken a look at this:

https://votesmart.org/interest-group/581/rating/5600#.WomtmKinHIV


And wore that A badge for how long..........................


Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.---------------------line 227

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-7PdCI2NawSgP1QE-cGYVYedetYqepR-4jBweaJyqFo/edit#gid=1782600961

NRA contributions: $7,150

“I don’t know anyone who would not pass a bill today that would prevent the next mass shooting,” he told Fox News.

Gowdy questioned the need for additional laws, saying, “if you can show me a law that will prevent the next mass killing, go ahead and sign me up for it.”


You think that a human life is worth the "blood money" of $7,150.00, well your a little late...............



FUCK YOU........................should not have taken one fucking penny,




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:56 PM

14. He'd best get ready to vote to ban shoestrings and rubber bands, then.

A simple Google search is enough to learn how to use either of those things to make a semi-automatic rifle into a full-auto, or near enough that the difference in rate of fire is negligible.

The issue is not the attachments, modifications, or bells and whistles; the issue is that rifles of this sort are very, very good at shooting lots of bullets very quickly. Add in high-capacity magazines and it's a recipe for... well, the kinds of mass slaughter that we've seen over and over again.

The GOP needs to stop playing coy and address the actual issue, which is that weapons that allow Joey to blow away a few dozen of his classmates don't belong in anyone's hands but those of law enforcement or military professionals.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 01:24 PM

16. The RW LOVES Trey, wonder how they'll like THIS?

Since it makes sense, they'll likely hate it

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 01:28 PM

17. Gowdy is an idiot. Its not an "instrument" but eith machining a part or subsituting a part

that is easily to do and in many cases, easy to get. Its already against the law to convert a semi-auto to full auto. What actually needs do is banning all military grade assault weapons, just like reagan did

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 02:22 PM

18. He's talking about bump stocks

The bump firing process involves bracing the rifle with the non-trigger hand, releasing the grip on the firing hand (leaving the trigger finger in its normal position in front of the trigger), pushing the rifle forward in order to apply pressure on the trigger from the finger, and keeping the trigger finger stationary. During a shot, the firearm will recoil ("bump" back) and the trigger will reset as it normally does; then, the non-trigger hand pulls the firearm away from the body and back to the original position, pressing the trigger against the stationary finger again, thereby firing another round when the trigger is pushed back.

Normally, a rifle is held securely and firmly against the shoulder, but the loose shoulder hold that creates the rattle to rapidly depress the trigger affects accuracy in a way that is not encountered with firearms that are designed for select-fire.

Bump fire stocks are gunstocks that are specially designed to make bumpfiring easier, which allows semi-automatic firearm to mimic the firing speed of fully automatic firearms.[1] They can achieve rates of fire between 400 to 800 rounds per minute.[2] As of 2017 bump fire stocks in the United States sell for about $100 and up.[2]



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bump_fire

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Response to flotsam (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 03:29 PM

20. didn't think the florida kid used a bump stock

it was my understanding the kid was rather well trained with the weapon....supposedly a marksman?
the audio from the cell phones did not sound like the audio from vegas.
he shot pretty quickly but not machine gun quickly

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:28 PM

23. Right

Brave Sir Gowdy the Swift is reacting with lightning speed to respond to what happened in Las Vegas...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 03:22 PM

19. After all,

killing children should require more effort than just holding the trigger and sweeping side to side.

I'm wondering how many GW Bush political hack appointees were infiltrated and given permanent Civil Service status in the ATF?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 03:37 PM

21. Such "instruments" like a drop in sear are regulated by the BATF

They are really expensive, hard to find and have their own serial number and are registered with the BATF.

Is he talking about those or is he talking about bump stocks which actually don't convert a semi automatic to a fully automatic?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:03 PM

22. I would support a ban on Trey Gowdy

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 06:56 AM

24. I honestly do not give a fuck what Gowdy Doody thinks

 

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