Elsewhere in this forum, and all over the internet, there has been discussion of the event in Los Vegas. Many people have expressed the thought that bump fire stocks should be banned. Others say that the banning would lead to greater eroding of our rights. I agree with the latter.
The NRA has taken the stance that another look at bump fire stocks is warranted. If my gun club did not require an NRA membership as part of the price of admission, I would demand a refund of my dues.
As evidenced by history, morality can not be legislated. Most-but not all- laws are written in an attempt to codify what was already written over 2000 years ago. Thou shalt not murder, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, etc.
Hear is my thought. Instead of defining ourselves as "law abiding citizens", how about we start defining ourselves as "Morally Just" citizens. Or a phrase that rolls of the tongue better.
As we know, there is a movement to bring into reality the old adage, "When guns are outlawed, only Outlaws will have guns". I spent a career trying to apprehend those that would steal and murder, and I'll be damned if sometime in the future I'll be defined as an Outlaw.
So, my Morally Just brothers and sisters, let us not allow ourselves to be made into Outlaws!