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June 19, 2024

Schumer Bump Stock Ban Blocked by Senate Republicans

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is using his position for political stunts rather than actually creating meaningful legislation again.

Schumer floored a unanimous consent vote on a bump stock ban, knowing full well that Republicans would not allow this to pass.

He did this solely so he could use it for campaigning purposes to push the narrative that Republicans do not want to stop mass shootings in this country.

Political Stunt

So, this is what Congress loves to do.

They throw a bill on the floor, load it up with various different amendments, and then pick one thing in the bill to say that is what one party or the other is against, even if only one member votes to block it.

That is what happened here.

Schumer floored legislation that would have required the registration of all semiautomatic guns and a new ATF rule that would have banned virtually all semiautomatic weapons from being sold.

The legislation would have also banned all bump stocks.

For the record, the only time bump stocks were used in a mass shooting was in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.

The legislation was blocked when Schumer put it up for unanimous consent, which led to Senator JD Vance immediately calling out Schumer.

He stated, “This is week three of Chuck Schumer focusing on fake problems instead of real problems. We have real legislation.

“I have a rail safety bill that he promised he would bring up to the floor for a vote.

“Let’s do the things that actually have a chance of passing and actually making the country a better place.”

The Blaze’s Christopher Redford backed up Vance, posting, “Ridiculous and cynical. Saying the Senate should use its limited time on legislation that can actually pass and help Americans isn’t dishonoring the dead any more than Schumer wasting time on Dem messaging votes honors the dead.”

To show you just how ridiculous this issue is, look at this past weekend in Chicago, where 46 people were shot, seven fatally.

The shootings barely registered in the national media and not a single shooting reported noted the use of a bump stock.

How about Congress stops playing games, wasting time and money on legislation that will never pass, and actually does something to benefit the American people?

I don’t know about you guys, but I am sick and tired of seeing our taxpayer dollars traded for campaign slogans, which is more or less what the Senate and House floors have become over the last decade.

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