Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 28th at 11:59pm EDT, is the close of the comment period on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives proposed ban on bump fire stocks. According to the legal sophistry of the DOJ lawyers, the BATFE erred when it said bump fire stocks did not violate the National Firearms Act. Thus, if the rule is adopted, bump fire stocks will be treated as machine guns and since they were produced after the Hughes Amendment was enacted they will be destroyed without compensation.
Bump fire stocks are a novelty to me. However, more important is how this ruling could be used to expand restrictions on all semi-automatic firearms, trigger upgrades, and the list goes on. To paraphrase Pastor Martin Niemoller’s quote about the Nazis, “first they came for the bump fire stocks and I did not speak out because I didn’t own a bump fire stock…”
The corporate gun ban lobby has been active in the last few days trying to solicit their members to submit comments. I’m sure they’ll get a lot that will ignore the law and play on emotion. While I’ll have another post up in the morning about the Firearms Policy Coalition’s 900+ page submission, for the time being here is a reminder from Grass Roots North Carolina.
STOP THE ‘BUMP-STOCK’ GUN BAN
The Dangerous Precedent of the ‘Bump-Stock’ ban.
The law that a ‘machine gun’ is defined by one trigger
pull firing multiple rounds was written by congress and signed off on
by the executive branch. But with ‘Writing It Out’ the executive branch all by its
lonesome is going to magically redefine multiple trigger pulls as one so that they can call a bump-stock equipped semi-auto firearm a
Specifically, these devices convert an otherwise semiautomatic firearm into
a machinegun by functioning as a self-acting or self-regulating mechanism that harnesses the recoil energy of the semiautomatic firearm
in a manner that allows the trigger to reset and continue firing without additional physical manipulation of the trigger by the
The trigger still has to be pulled for every shot, but with the word
play magic, those additional trigger pulls are going to be ‘written out’ so with supposedly one trigger pull, you have a
It’s a semi-automatic
required trigger pull for every shot has been ‘written out’ devices such as Bump-stocks, belt loops, rubber
bands or fingers will have to be banned since these can also turn that which is ‘semi-automatic’ into something that is
‘automatic’.But they can’t very well ban pants, rubber bands or fingers, so
they will have to ban semi-automatic firearms instead.But wait! There’s more!With
this magical word play any gun that can
fire again with just a trigger pull could also be banned as a ‘machine
gun’, meaning revolvers or shotguns could also be eliminated.
See how easy it is to ban just about everything by just changing the meaning of a few
words?Nancy Pelosi [Bless her heart]
openly admitted that she hoped the ‘Bump-Stock’ ban would lead to a slippery slope towards other restrictions on our
freedom.“They’re going to say, ‘You give them
bump stock, it’s going to be a slippery slope.’ I certainly hope so,” Pelosi confirmed.The
to cynically exploit the recent shootings for political gain, This is
only round one of a coming battle to defend your Constitutional
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!
- The end of the comment period is tomorrow: June 27,
2018 so you only have a short time to express your opinion on this important and far reaching
- SUBMIT A COMMENT AGAINST THE THE SEMI-AUTO/BUMP-STOCK BAN Click on the link
provided, and use the copy/paste message provided below under ‘Deliver This Message.’https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=ATF-2018-0002-0001
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Left cannot stand it when you exercise your rights and they will stop at nothing to deprive you of them.
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DELIVER THIS MESSAGE
This is in opposition to the ‘bump device’ ban, or any such rule.The Executive branch
of the Federal government cannot simply change the meaning of words to ‘write out’ things that are unpopular at the moment.
It also cannot turn
semi-automatic firearms into ‘machine guns’ with the stroke of a pen. These firearms require multiple trigger pulls to fire.
No amount of word magic can change that fact.
Attempting to do so will set a dangerous precedent with potential to put all guns on the
chopping block. That will most certainly INFRINGE on the 2nd amendment.
The Federal government has no authority to change the meaning of words
that impact the law in this matter.Respectfully,