Friday, December 01, 2017
TKC QUESTION: KANSAS CITY POLITICOS HATE BUMP STOCKS BUT WILL BAN HELP CURB LOCAL MURDER COUNT???
In the aftermath of the Las Vegas Massacre, the "bump stock" remains the most loathsome gun accessory in the nation and the new target of politicos in Kansas City.
Remember . . . A “bump stock” replaces a rifle’s standard stock, which is the part held against the shoulder. It frees the weapon to slide back and forth rapidly, harnessing the energy from the kickback shooters feel when the weapon fires.
Back in October, KCMO City Council sponsored a resolution calling for a ban on the controversial tech:
"Sending the Council’s thoughts and prayers to the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting and urging Congress to ban bump stocks and to enact other common sense gun control laws."
And now another local politico has put the bump stock in his sights . . .
KSHB: State Representative Richard Brown, a democrat from Kansas City, drafted a law making it illegal to possess, buy, sell, repair, manufacture or transport bump stocks and trigger cranks in the state.
Fox4: Rep. Brown said banning bump stock devices is a safety issue that people can agree on, regardless of their political affiliations.
There's a press conference on the legislation today at KCPD South Patrol signaling that local law enforcement has at least given this effort tacit approval of the measure.
TKC Reality Check . . .
The legislation has zero to nil chance of passing in the Missouri General Assembly given that Jeff City regularly shoots down KCMO anti-gun legislation AND Missouri's current and increasingly popular Guv made semi-automatic weaponry part of his campaign platform.
Nevertheless, as Kansas City concludes another exceptionally murderous year:
IS A CRACKDOWN AGAINST GUNS THE ONLY STRATEGY KANSAS CITY POLITICOS HAVE FOR CURBING DEADLY VIOLENCE???
This tactic seems either exceptionally fatalistic given that local politicos know their legislation will be killed in the State House OR an extremely cynical ploy to shift blame on rural politicos who don't confront (or care about) the urban core slaughter which plagues Kansas City year after year.
You decide . . .