Pelosi Hopes Ban on Bump Stocks Is a 'Slippery Slope' to More Gun Control
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she "certainly hopes" a ban on "bump stocks" will open the door to additional gun control actions.
"They’re going to say, 'You give them bump stock, it's going to be a slippery slope.' I certainly hope so," she told a reporter at a news conference.Article continues below
The reporter had asked her about whether she was concerned that Republicans would make the "slippery slope" argument on "bump stocks," used by the Las Vegas gunman to fire more rounds with a semi-automatic weapon.
Pelosi said Democrats still want to push for enhanced background checks on gun purchases, which in itself is a "compromise" from even harsher restrictions favored by the party.
Rich Lowry responded on Fox Business Network that a legislative ban on "bump stocks" is not guaranteed to happen, but is the only "plausible" action to come out of the Republican-controlled Congress.
Watch the discussion above.