Imagine if the government decided to take a piece of equipment from you that is worth up to $500. It probably wouldn’t feel right.
That is how many people around Southwest Florida who own guns feel, after a new law passed banning the use of bump stocks.
Bump stocks. You’ve probably heard of them by now, and if you haven’t there’s a high chance you will come across this topic soon. They’re pretty much an accessory that gun owners can purchase to double the weapon’s rate of fire.
After the mass shooting event that happened in Parkland, Florida, Governor Rick Scott signed a law banning bump stocks, making them illegal to own. This means as soon as the law takes place, people who still own them, will become felons.
The perspective of the governor and many of the people who support this new law is safety. Many of the mass shootings in the US have been through the use of bump stocks, but what people are concerned about is the fact that the government will not give compensation to those who already purchased bump stocks.
What do you think about this new law? Is the government going too far by not compensating for the destruction of property?