A Republican Congressman May Be Turning on His Voters

One of the worst acts of violence in American history occurred in Las Vegas last week, and liberals have turned it into anti-gun propaganda.

A deranged shooter took the lives of over 50 individuals and injured hundreds more as a result of rifles equipped with bump stock modifications.

And while liberals are pushing for anti-gun legislation as a result, one Republican Congressman just took the first step towards it—and pushed his voters away as a result.

Representative Carlos Curbelo just introduced legislation that would prevent the acquisition of bump stock accessories for rifles.

The argument is that bump stocks allow one to fire at an increased rate, similar to that of an automatic rifle — but a bump stock is merely an accessory that modifies a rifle, not convert it into an automatic weapon.

Breitbart News reports:

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)  put forward a gun control bill Tuesday designed to ban the manufacture, sale, or possession of bump stock accessories in the United States.
Breitbart News reported that Barack Obama’s ATF approved bump stocks for sale because they are accessories, not conversion devices. In other words, they do not convert a semiautomatic into an automatic. Curbelo gets around this with legislation that bans accessories that “increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic 16 rifle but [do] not convert” it into an automatic.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has introduced a bill with very similar language, and Breitbart News reported that the breadth of the ban means it will outlaw bump stocks, trigger cranks, and so much more.

Curbelo’s bill, which is yet to be titled, focuses on accessories that speed the rate of fire for a semiautomatic without turning it into a fully automatic weapon. The language is broad and all-encompassing: “[The bill will] prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, and for other purposes.”

As Breitbart News has reported, the same effect one gets from a bump stock can be duplicated with nothing but the human finger and a belt loop. Will Curbelo ban belt loops too?

So far, Rep. Curbelo is one of eleven Republicans to turn against their voters and claim they are open to gun control legislation, though none of them have yet backed his new proposal.

While Democrats are calling for stricter gun regulations, Republicans in Congress should be protecting Second Amendment freedoms rather than pursuing further regulations.

The tragedy in Las Vegas occurred at the hands of a madman — not because he had access to firearms accessories.

Do you believe that bump stocks are only an accessory and do not pose a threat to citizens if handled correctly?

Do you think Representative Curbelo is betraying his voter base by pushing for new gun control legislation?

Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • Diana Perkinson

    If the dems are so opposed to the bump stock, why did they pass it under Obama?
    I am confused.

    • PATRICIA MEAD

      People in Sanctuary cities are immune to laws!

  • Bushmaster0369

    POLITICIAN’S, LEAVE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS THAT HAVE NOT BROKEN ANY LAWS ALONE. They are not the threat! Go after refugees, Muslims, Gangs, BLM ANTIFA, Illegal’s any one having a felony. Stop the black on black slaughter in Chicago, Atlanta, New York and any place else. Concentrate on the OFFENDERS not the law abiding! We have to many laws on the books. Laws are made for the law abiding, but the criminal can purchase a gun in under an hour on the streets. LAW ABIDING CITIZENS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM!

  • Robert Fick

    Bump stocks for rifles should be banned. Also, there should be more restrictions on where and how guns are purchased. Eliminate gun shows that by-pass all forms of psychological evaluations. I am a veteran and qualified as an expert with a M-1 carbine. I am not an active sportsman using guns as a hobby.

  • cathylovesyou

    Carlos, Adios

  • barbarakelly

    It appears that these so called Rep. just may not be a conservative rep. He has become a turn coat. — Now who helped him do that I wonder . Schumer or Pelosi for a guess.??????

  • Hey you

    Did those guns actually pulled their own triggers? After aiming themselves?

  • Deplorable Marine Barry

    Civilians should have access to the same weapons as our military and other countries military. I do believe that ownership of all weapons should require proper proof of abilities, training and knowledge of “Deadly Force” training and procedures.

  • Roger

    GUN CONTROL DOESN’T WORK, NEVER HAS AND NEVER WILL, THIS IS WHY! CRIMINALS DO NOT OBEY LAWS THAT IS WHY THEY ARE CALLED CRIMINALS! IF A CRIMINAL WANTS A GUN AND CANNOT BUY ONE, THEY WILL STEAL ONE! BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE USELESS AND ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS, BECAUSE AS PREVIOUSLY STATED IF A CRIMINAL WANTS A GUN THEY WILL GET ONE EVEN IF THEY HAVE TO STEAL IT! IF A PERSON STEALS A GUN, WHO DOES THE BACKGROUND CHECK? HOW LONG IS THE WAITING PERIOD? PEOPLE THAT TALK ABOUT GUN CONTROL ARE REALLY, REALLY STUPID! ACTUALLY THEY ARE BRAIN DEAD IDIOTS!
    THE WAY TO PREVENT MASS KILLINGS IS TO PREPARE! A SHIELD BETWEEN THE CONCERT GOER’S, GET DOWN THERE AND CLOSE THE BLOCKED EMERGENCY EXIT IN THE THEATER SO THE SHOOTER CAN’T REENTER!
    THESE SIMPLE STEPS COULD HAVE PREVENTED INJURY AND SAVED THE LIFE OF EVERY PERSON THAT DIED IN THE LAS VEGAS CONCERT SHOOTING!
    Donald Trump is my AMAZING PRESIDENT and like he promised, president for all AMERICANS!
    President Trump is the best president ever and the most brilliant leader in the history of the world! MAGA, greater than ever before! AMERICA and AMERICANS FIRST!

    GUN CONTROL IS A WASTE OF TIME! GUNS DON’T SHOOT PEOPLE! PEOPLE SHOOT PEOPLE!