I would expect bump stocks to gain a burst of
Wed Oct 4, 2017 11:40am

sales due to publicity. When they first came out there was a short burst of sales due to the hype of a new gadget... Then the interest faded. Not surprising to me as this is pretty common with new accessories.

I would expect that if the interest (and therefore sales) goes up, then there could be an increase in their presence at crime scenes. I'm just not sure they will actually effect an increase in lethality of those crimes. Like I said, the stock really didn't impress me when I tried it out.

Certainly if a criminal can get a gun he will generally use a gun. If he can only get a knife he will use a knife. If he can only get a bottle of acid, that is what he will use. Criminals are pretty opportunistic like that. They use what they have.

  • Well, let's seeJeeves, Wed Oct 4 11:29am
    We have a dangerous person armed with a knife. Can they kill people? Yes. How many? http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/25/world/japan-knife-attack-deaths/ (CNN) At least 19 people were killed and 26... more
    • I would expect bump stocks to gain a burst of — Sprout, Wed Oct 4 11:40am