One last time: The executive branch cannot ban bump stocks

Lord, do I hate to say it. But Senator Dianne Feinstein is correct about this matter of gun policy.

By now I’ve spelled this out a bunch of times. So has the NR editorial board. But two things are true: 1) Bump stocks make normal semiautomatic guns function similarly to highly regulated automatic weapons, giving them an incredibly rapid rate of fire, and should be treated accordingly; and 2) Congress, not the executive branch, has to make this change. The current statute regulating automatic weapons can’t merely be “reinterpreted” to apply to bump stocks. Period.