LAPD Union Calls for Suppressor Ban in Reaction to Las Vegas Attack
The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) is calling for a suppressor ban in reaction to the October 1 attack in Las Vegas.
Suppressors were not used in that attack, but LAPPL is calling for a ban on the devices anyway.
According to the Los Angeles Times, LAPPL is calling for a ban on armor-piercing ammunition and bump stocks, too.
The Las Vegas attacker did use bump stocks, but these actually made him less effective than he otherwise might have been. On October 4, Breitbart News reported:
Bump stock devices are for novelty, not accuracy–Bump-stock devices are not made for accuracy, but for the fun of mimicking automatic fire. Such devices tend to have a universal fit, which means an AR-15’s buffer tube can bobble back and fourth inside the bump-stock while the firearm is being shot. These are not made to be precision instruments but novelties that gun owners can enjoy while out shooting at the range.