Full Auto. FA is the result of pulling the trigger ONE time and being able to fire consecutive rounds until you run out of ammo or decide to stop. The 'Bump Stock and other similar devices do not qualify as Full Auto. The Law states that is is ILLEGAL to alter the internal firing components to provide a Full Auto capacity, hence the Bump Stock, Slide or the rotary cam based external systems that achieve high rates of fire are not illegal.
That said they don’t achieve rates of fire that are equal to FA or even close. As for whether or not they should be outlawed…I personally see no use for them, they are but a poor man’s FA that mostly jams which is why the Las Vegas shooter had a room frull of them, since they jammed and the Police found many that were.
Full Auto can be and is a valuable tool on the battlefield:
Full Auto Fire: SOP in 1st Cav Vietnam 67-68: Walking Patrol, first 3 guys. #1 point man, some guys used a 12 ga, some a M 16, but we walked far enough out front to make early contact and yet have fire support from those behind us. Also a good gap to preculde killing everyone if you tripped a ‘bouncing betty’ land mine (slight delay, then pop out of the ground and explode in the air). That gap saved lives if you did not bunch up…ask me how I know!
#2 and #3 man move almost side by side, their job was to go FULL AUTO when point man yelled, hit the dirt or whatever and or they heard/saw something bad forward. Man on right sprayed forward and to the right usually at least 2 full mags, man on left sprayed forward and to the left same same in about a 30 degree forward L or R fan. The SOLE PURPOSE was to force the enemy down and to stop firing for a few moments giving time for the rest of the patrol to gain cover and concealment and identify where and begin to return accurate fires. Those in other terrains might employ a different tactic.
FA is used for SUPPRESSIVE fire, meaning it suppresses the fires by the bad guys. Outside of the Browning BAR and large firing platforms that use FA its has at best doubtful accuracy unless you are shooting at waves of charging soldiers in the tactics of WWI and the Germans/Japs of WWII. If NoKo attacks SoKo then it will be NEEDED to kill them off and not even sure that will an Army of millions we can FA enough to do it.
As for banning it, I see no practical use for it and since FA is not accurate fire, using this Rube Goldberg system does NOT improve its accuracy at all. Banning it will not save the 58 lives lost in Las Vegas and in fact IMO result in the potential to take more lives. Give one a good quality target grade rife, night scope and a suppressor and he could have taken out far more people then he did just by picking them off one at a time. If they ban it will not affect me and I suspect we will be better for it, but its to late for that as there are a lot out there already and bad guys will use it banned, outlawed or not!!
FA weapons are very expensive and they are due to demand and so few available. A FA M 16 Vietnam era will sell for over $25,000. Buying one is not difficult if you have the coin AND can get thru the Federal paperwork. I have some gun buddies that have several, not sure why??? I see it as a waste of ammo unless I am in combat.
Pelosi and Schumer can portray me anyway they want, coming out of their mouth, one only needs to consider the source…stupid chit. Of course they are protected by armed guards 24x7 and like typical libtards they they only care about themselves and your personal defense is your problem.