I’m disappointed the Reporter chose to use an image of a semi-automatic hand gun in an editorial page cartoon suggesting that banning bump stocks would have no effect on school and other public shootings.
The obvious difference between the 15-round capacity of the depicted handgun and a bump-stock equipped assault rifle is in the potential to deliver a greater number of bullets in the same time period. If someone goes to the trouble to purchase and install a bump stock, they are likely to also obtain and use a high-capacity magazine.
Reducing the lethal capacity of assault rifles sold to the general public seems a reasonable path for lawmakers. It’s time to demonstrate that progress is possible.