What is a Bump Stock? Should it be illegal?!

What is a Bump Stock? Should it be illegal?!

So today’s video is going to be a little different
and slightly more serious. There have been a lot of talk in the news
lately about something called a bump stock. Now where I live in Utah, shooting guns is
a fairly recreational activity. I would say Texas, Utah, and Idaho have plenty
of guns distributed between the general population. And it’s kind of like a hobby thing. People go out to shoot guns and it’s even
a great date idea. And I’ve owned plenty of guns in my life,
and my family, and it’s just kind of like part of the custom and part of the culture. But lately there’s been something in the news
called a bump stock and how it attaches to a semi-automatic rifle. Now, I’ve never used a bump stock before,
but I am curious as to how easy it is to install, what it’s made of, and what it can actually
do. So yesterday I went out and bought an AR-15. This particular setup is about $1,500. I walked into a local sports store and picked
out the gun I wanted. They did a background check and I walked out
of there. So the thing about an AR-15 is that it’s pretty
customize-able. You can swap out the barrels, you can swap
out the lowers. You can put scopes on the rails. You can swap out the back stock. And this stock part is what we’re going to
be talking about today because the bump stock replaces the handle of the gun and the stock
of the gun and allows you to fire at an automatic rate with a semi-automatic weapon. I’ll explain what those mean in a second. So while I’m pretty familiar with guns, I
am not a gun expert by any means. I literally just bought this gun yesterday
and this video is purely to just see what a bump stock is capable of doing. After major tragedies like the one in Las
Vegas or the one in Texas, people call for stricter legislation on guns in general, and
in particular, these bump stocks. But only by learning about them and knowing
what they’re capable of can we make the most educated decision. I was able to purchase a bump stock of my
own. These are available online from multiple websites
and local classifieds. This one cost me about $400. So we’re going to install it on the AR-15
right now and see what it can do. So right now we’re going to shoot this several
times. Right now the bump stock is not in place and
we’re going to see how many rounds we can get off without the help of a bump stock. So this gun is semi-automatic, so every time
I pull the trigger there’s going to be a bullet leaving out the end of the chamber. So I’m going to cock back the gun. That puts a bullet into the chamber. The safety is now off and I’m ready to fire. [Shooting sounds] That was relatively quick. So this is a 40 round clip and so every time
I pull the trigger 40 times, I can lose all the ammo inside of that clip, and that was
pretty fast. You can get a lot of shots off in a pretty
short amount of time. So now let’s install the bump stock, and as
a newb, I’ve never shot with a bump stock before. We’ll see if it’s possible to shoot faster
than it is with just a straight trigger. So how the bump stock works is actually incredibly
simple. The gun slides around inside of the stock
and uses the recoil of the gun to shoot more bullets. This piece is pretty important. I’m a right-handed shooter so I use my right
hand to pull the trigger. And so I’m going to take this piece of plastic,
slide it onto the gun, and it blocks the trigger on one side. So when I grab the gun, I rest my finger on
that piece of plastic on the far side. And then using the gun, I can pull forward
with this hand, my finger connects with the trigger, pulls it, and then the gun will bounce
back and forth. And each time it hits my finger, it will shoot
another round. And since the gun is doing it all automatically,
it can pull the trigger faster than I can pull the trigger. Hence the full auto function of the bump stock. So these are the bullets right here. We have a five five six and it’s just a whole
box of these things. These things are about 40 cents a piece. So I also got these clips. These clips hold 40 rounds. They are about $20 each, and I can take little
bullets and just pop them into the top. And then the whole clip just slides into the
gun when you’re ready to shoot. This is my first time shooting with the bump
stock so we’ll see how it goes. I got the clip in place. The stock is functional. Safety is off. We’re loaded, and let’s see how this works. [Shooting sounds] Okay, that was faster than I expected. [Shooting sounds] So that shot much faster than I anticipated,
obviously. And each time I shoot one of these clips by
the way, it’s about 16 American dollars – 16 US dollars. So it’s a lot of ammo going very very quickly. What we’re going to do right now is I’m going
to do it one more time, but this time we’re going to shoot it in slow motion using a Galaxy
S8, and you can pay attention to the stock and the trigger and watch how the gun is recoiling
inside of the bump stock so we can get a better idea of how it works. So watch here as my hand pulls forward on
the barrel of the gun. This brings the trigger up to my stationary
trigger finger. My finger never moves, but still connects
with the trigger due to the forward motion of the gun. The gunman fires and the recoil brings the
gun back to my stationary finger over and over, causing the trigger to be pulled again
and again very quickly, until I run out of ammo. Accuracy is severely compromised, but accuracy
isn’t really the point of full auto. Here’s the semi-auto firing rate one more
time. [Shooting sounds] My finger was pulling the trigger manually. And here it is again with the currently fully
legal bump stock installed on the AR-15. [Shooting sounds] I’ll be pretty honest. I’m pretty blown away with how well the bump
stock works and how much ammo it can throw out of the gun as fast as it did. I was not expecting that. Now as far as all the controversy goes, I’m
not going to jump into that on this channel. Personally, I think that guns are a great
hobby, but not everyone in the world is sane and they can turn something good and fun into
something absolutely terrible – not just with guns, but with cars, vehicles, anything
can be turned into something bad. Like always, you’re welcome to comment about
this stuff in the comment sections right below this video, but make sure to keep it a conversation
and not an argument. Let’s keep in constructive and productive. So even though this video was quite a bit
different then what I usually do on this channel, I think it was interesting and useful. Knowledge is power and now we know what bump
stocks are capable of and what they can do. And we can make more educated decisions on
whether they should be banned or just kept in existence. Let me know what you think down in the comments,
and keep it constructive and not destructive. We’re here for the conversation. Thanks a ton for watching and I’ll see you

100 thoughts on “What is a Bump Stock? Should it be illegal?!”

  1. JerryRigEverything … You're another terrific example of a responsible gun owner. Let's see how the liberals try to spin this dude…lol. Please keep up the good work. Thank you.

  2. Im now wanting to get into guns that’s honestly some fascinating mechanics id be burning a hole in my wallet on the family farm

  3. IMO banning ar 15s is a big no. But maybe a licence for an actually full automatic weapon shoukd be required for the legal purchase of a bump stock. Not saying we shoukd ban ar 15s, just saying if it can turn into a very fast shooting gun, maube a higher tier license shoukd be required. Also i recognize that this wouldnt prevent the ILLEGAL purchase or manufacturing of bump stocks

  4. Watch a video on a gentleman named, Jerry Miculek." He's one of the fastest shooters in the world and I believe he still holds the record.

    They gave him an AR 15 Platform (Armalite) with a bump stock. He could barely even fire it quickly and with good shot placement. (Shot placement is pretty much all that matters anyways). When they took away the bump stock.
    He began shooting faster than I could count the rounds fired and with great shot placement.
    Bump stocks just make it easier to do something you can easily make yourself or just do yourself, without any modifications, manipulating the recoil of the gun to fire the gun quicker.

  5. I love the neutral tone of this video. He takes no side to the controversy and lets us make the decision. Personally, I think that bump stocks should still be legal. They make semi-autos way more fun.

  6. Us government: we gonna ban bump stocks
    Full auto manuals using Coat hangers and small metal strips:
    Hold my beer.

  7. “I was interested in seeing how a bump stock works”. Goes out and drops $2,000. On the gun and stock. You don’t look like my wife, but you spend like her. Love the video.

  8. It doesn't matter what laws you pass if you have true hatred in your heart and you want to kill people you will find a way to do it. As we found on 911 What Box cutters and aircraft can do. Two of the most famous shootings The UT shooting and the assassination of Kennedy Were both done with bolt action rifles

  9. did this guy say clip… What a retarded piece of shit, it's a magazine, not a clip. A clip doesn't have a feeding mechanism and therefore relies on the firearm to feed in the munition, a magazine has an integrated feeding mechanism, usually a spring, refer them appropriately.

  10. 5:51 Wait you literally put "should it be legal" in the thumbnail. And you don't even say your opinion? That's the whole fuckin' point, you clickbaiting pig.

  11. Nice demontration of the gear. What legit purposes could a bump stock serve for a sivilian (not a soldier in combat)? What counter productive purpose could a bump stock serve for a sivilian? Then ask yourself, do the counter productive purposes outweigh the legit purposes?

  12. Before anyone says guns should banned or the gov. shouldn't touch the bump stock I say this. I believe bump stocks should be illegal. It compromises accuracy making it not good for home defense or target shooting. The only reason why someone would use a bump stock. 1. To waist money. 2. What happened in Las Vegas. Also the bump stock is a loophole to heavy regulations on fully automatic weapons. I believe loopholes shouldn't exist because laws need to be consistent. Now I also believe all responsible adults should at least have 1 home defense gun. Also every calm and intelligent adult should concealed carry. Before gun deaths are listed just know a majority of the deaths are suicide and not homicide. Also 15-30% of gun homicides are gang violence. So the numbers being preached from the media is many times misleading.

  13. Guns were never ment to go to the public. Guns were supposed to go organized militia to fight off invading armies. We have the national guard that is your militia everything said or heard after this is not your right. Are you part of a militia no well all in isreal are they are you part trained military to protect there country because it is law to be in military and be called up like in the 6 day war. There is a difference.

  14. Bump stocks killed hundreds of thousands in Vietnam. That kind of power shouldn't be in the hands of civilians.

    That's my Sheila Jackson Lee impression.

  15. Lmao this dude expects arguments about whether bumpstocks should be legal or not in comments but all there is are people calling him agent 47

  16. I soon will one day get an AR-15! Gotta have one. May get a bump stock for fun now too. But I dunno, $400 dollars is a lot of cash.

  17. lol he expected a bunch of civilized people having deep conversations about this subject and he got hitman and scratch test jokes lmao

  18. I don't think a bump stock is good.. with all the mass shootings happening. I think its going to cause more lives to be taken

  19. I love UTAH. Hopefully I get a chance to meet you next time I'm out there. or when I move there! Keep those guns close!

    Also, I don't want this to come off as mean as some other commentators who pointed it out may sound, I hope this comes off as educational, as that's my intention.
    The "clip" is actually a magazine. a clip is usually a metal band that holds loose ammo together, generally exposed. A magazine is typically spring loaded and the ammo is enclosed inside it.

  20. Damn… I live in Canada. Don't own a gun my friends don't own a gun. Now seeing the the major difference between using a bump stock vs not using one at all. Gotta say I don't entirely agree with guns at all that being put a side. I think bump stocks maybe way too far. Something like that should only be in the hands of your armed forces I think. Something that can be characterized as "automatic" really. Also this video would be way better if you wore a suit and called yourself hitman 47.

  21. The way he described it it was like a slam fire shotgun mechanism
    It’s basically just a way to temporarily convert it to auto don’t really think it’s a problem ranges have their own rules if you want to shoot there you follow those rules so maybe you can’t use a bump stock there
    Not legal in New Jersey most likely but not much is

  22. I live un Mexico and I have seen that drug cartels are now using bump stock with their riffles to kill thousands of people. Mexico is bleeding out because criminals can buy this kind of equipment in USA easily. I love guns, I own my own smith & wesson which I bought legally in Mexico, but bad people are using them for bad purposes.

  23. Everyone knows we should be able to buy full auto. So it’s pretty clear bump stocks aren’t an issue. More people need to be educated about guns and how to use them and familiarize them self’s elves with them and they will understand. The government can pry my guns out of my cold dead hands! Do you people not see what’s happening? Your being dumbed down and brainwashed into a compliance and will be at the slaughter house before you know it if you don’t stand up for your second amendment rights! History will repeat itself if you don’t stand up for you and your family!

  24. How do you get the sound so clear! all videos had epi sound quality. This one is no exception despite the windy environment

  25. Next time, have the camera guy behind you at an angle and not directly to the right where all the hot brass ejects to. It will leave burns.

  26. I'm confused why this doesn't count as an automatic and hence be illegal weapon, he said it… "uses the recoil to automatically fire the weapon", by law it should be illegal.

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