I won’t get into details about what happened Sunday during the Vegas shooting.
It has been covered in full detail as of now, and the last thing that needs to happen is to have the sh*thead killer’s name appear in more articles on the web.
But to keep everyone reading this up to speed:
- Late Sunday, a shooter attacked a Jason Aldean Concert in Las Vegas
- The incident lasted for around 10-15 minutes
- The a**hole was later found dead after an attempted evading of the police
- Around 60 people died
- 500+ people were left with injuries
After that, all other tidbits stemming from the situation are superfluous to the main issue at hand.
Since the shooting, social media and news outlets gave way to people all over calling for stricter gun regulations:
I will also do everything in my power to get Congress to pass comprehensive gun reform so these types of tragedies don't happen anymore.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) October 2, 2017
My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 2, 2017
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2017
The NRA is a terrorist organization. There's no other way to say it.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) October 2, 2017
After being flooded with an onslaught of questions and pressure from just about every crevice, some Congressmen have begun the first steps in satiating the demands of the people.
With the recent findings pointing to the use of a bump stock by the a**hole during the shootings, Congressmen from Texas have shown their approval of banning the bump stock completely
What is a Bump Stock?
Though many tout this as being an attachment that converts any weapon into an automatic weapon, that is not completely true.
What it is, is an attachment made for people with some mobility issues in their hands to continuously press the trigger of their weapon faster without causing further harm to themselves.
Because dick measuring contests are equal opportunity.
The ‘bump’ in the name gives off its how.
When you fire a weapon, the recoil jolts the weapon and the body holding it. What this attachment will then do is ‘bump’ the weapon up a bit allowing for the recoil itself to be used a loophole for faster trigger pressing by turning the whole thing into a Shake Weight of Death™.
Of course I can’t explain this as well as someone who focuses on studying them, so here’s a YouTube Gun Nut who can better explain it:
“If somebody can essentially convert a semi-automatic weapon by buying one of these and utilizing it and cause the kind of mayhem and mass casualties that we saw in Las Vegas, that’s something of obvious concern that we ought to explore.”
That was No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas, who has recently stated his stance on the direction the U.S. should head towards in the wake of this terrible incident.
Though his aim in getting this new legislation has received some doubtful remarks by both Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker, Paul Ryan, Cornyn has already interested the ear of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who has shown interest in hearing what Cornyn has to say about this new legislation.
Though it may not be the strict gun control laws many are asking for, it certainly is a sign that the voice of a new direction is started to get heard more and more.