Biden’s Gun Control Doesn’t Target Gat Cranks Mimicking Machine Guns

Biden’s Gun Control Doesn’t Target Gat Cranks Mimicking Machine Guns

This gat crank, produced by a company called GatCrank, can be attached to a semiautomatic AR-15 to … [+] President Joseph Biden, a Democrat who owns guns, is proposing an aggressive gun control plan that targets assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and ghost guns. But unlike his predecessor President Trump, a Republican who banned bump stocks, Biden has not announced plans to crack down on other devices that speed up the rate of fire. Gat cranks and binary triggers can be installed in semiautomatic rifles and even pistols to speed up the rate of fire to mimic full automatic machine guns. They’re available and legal in most states. While gat cranks and binary triggers don’t work the same way as bump stocks, they achieve the same result: artificially speeding up the rate of fire. A gunman used multiple AR-15s outfitted with bump stocks to commit the deadliest mass shooting ever, in Las Vegas in 2017. The gunman had turned his high-rise hotel room into a sniper’s nest overlooking the Harvest music festival, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds with a rapid staccato of gunfire, even though he was using semiautomatic rifles instead of full auto. Bump stocks harness the recoil of a rifle to bump the trigger at a much faster rate than a finger pull, speeding up the rate of fire. Gat cranks are hand cranks that are mounted to the trigger guard of a semiautomatic rifle or pistol that would normally fire one shot with each pull of […]

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