There is nothing that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would want better than to expand the gun control issues. Seeing here opportunity over the Las Vegas mass murder incident, she is willing to invest a little political capital. The shooter is reported to have used something called a Bump Stock. If this drives gun grabbing further down the road, that is fine with Nancy. Read her comments below.
As Written By Allahpundit for Hot Air:
Choose your own theory. Pelosi said this not realizing it would totally freak out Republicans who are otherwise open to restricting bump stocks, or she said it because she did know and is trying to engineer precisely that outcome.
Normally I’d go with theory two but she’s old and occasionally, ahem, absent-minded.
Nah, c’mon. It’s obviously theory two.
“Clearly that’s something we need to look into,” [Paul] Ryan said [of banning bump stocks] on MSNBC. He said he was not aware of what “bump stocks” were before Sunday’s shooting, which left at least 58 dead and hundreds injured.
“We’re going to look at the issue,” [Judiciary Committee chair Bob] Goodlatte told The Washington Post. Asked if he had a personal concern about their legality, he said, “I have a personal concern about what happened.”…
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urged Ryan to allow a vote on a Democratic bill to ban the devices. When asked whether the bill might represent a slippery slope toward other gun restrictions, Pelosi said, “So what? . . . I certainly hope so.”
“I own a lot of guns, and as a hunter and sportsman, I think that’s our right as Americans, but I don’t understand the use of this bump stock,” said none other than John Cornyn, the number two man in the Senate yesterday. Mark Meadows, head of the House Freedom Caucus, is also willing to consider a ban. That’s a lot of Republican leaders spending political capital on a potential gun-control measure, a once-in-a-generation thing in modern politics. So why’s Pelosi trying to spook them?
You can guess. She knows most of the public will support a bump-stock ban, just as most of the public supports expanding background checks for gun purchases, and she’s eager to keep Republicans on the wrong …….
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