Gun control advocates will never truly stop working to restrict our right to keep and bear arms. Despite their protestations to the contrary–often sincere protestations, to be fair–their every effort seeks to do little more than retard our ability to buy and carry firearms in a lawful manner, all while doing little to stop the criminals who are already skirting existing laws and will think little of breaking still more laws. It’s simply what gun control advocates do.

However, they seem to be grasping that there’s little they can do at the national level. Their every attempt seems to die on the vine, making congressional efforts a waste of time.

Instead, they’re focusing their attention on the state level where they believe they can create change.

Advocates of stricter restrictions on gun ownership believe they can notch new wins in state legislatures across the country this year, after Republicans in some states signaled they would be willing to break with the National Rifle Association to support some new rules.
Advocates pointed to Massachusetts and New Jersey, the first two states to ban so-called bump stocks, the rifle modifications used by a gunman to murder dozens at a concert in Las Vegas last year. Both bills were passed by Democratic legislatures and signed by Republican governors.
A bump stock ban won approval from a legislative committee in Virginia earlier this week. Similar bills have been introduced in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Indiana and Washington.
// fords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. “There is a growing acknowledgement and recognition that we have a gun safety problem in this country, and there are common sense solutions.”
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