LITTLE ROCK – The Democratic Party of Arkansas today released a statement calling on Arkansas’s Congressional Delegation to support banning the “bump stock” a device used to convert a semi-automatic weapon into essentially a fully automatic weapon. The device was used in the Las Vegas shooting, the United States’ deadliest mass shooting in history in which 58 people were killed and over 500 injured.
Party Chairman Michael John Gray:
“I will be the first one to sound the alarm if people try to take away your 2nd amendment right to protect yourself or your right to hunt. But there are measures we can take to keep our communities safer without giving up those rights. For instance, we must ban bump stock purchases. A bump stocks’ only purpose is to maximize carnage. There is no reason someone should be able to go to the store, and for $99 create a weapon of mass destruction like the one used in Vegas. I call on Senator Boozman, Senator Cotton, Representatives Hill, Womack, Westerman, and Crawford to support a ban on these bump stocks.
This is a small step towards safer communities, and there’s more work to be done. It is not a Democrat or Republican issue. We should be able to find common ground when it comes to the safety of our family, friends, and neighbors.”