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.

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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.

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