Rob Pincus wrote a good article about the current debate taking place after the massacre in Las Vegas. The NRA issued a statement giving up ground on bump-stocks in order to get something else in return. What I fear is that we will start the slippery-slope and get nothing in return. Rob Pincus put it nicely:
To open up a negotiation on restricting "bump stocks" or any other accessory or type of gun is to accept that some level of infringement is not only acceptable, but that gun owners will be complicit in its establishment. "Shall not be Infringed" is the starting point… the basis for all the arguments and the reason for discussions on gun rights. Give that up and we conceptually give up the Constitutional Basis for anything else we decide we actually want to keep or fight for.
This is not an easy issue, but I tend to agree with Rob Pincus on this one.