GOA Asks Members To Comment On ATF Considering Bump Stock Ban

Honestly, GOA is absolutely correct. If they’re allowed to regulate bump stocks into illegality, then nothing is off the table. Nothing at all.


GOA Asks Members To Comment On ATF Considering Bump Stock Ban

Should the ATF reconsider regulating bump stocks? That’s the question the bureau is considering right now, which is something asked for by the National Rifle Association.

Well, they’re thinking about it, and they want feedback from the public. To that end, Gun Owners of America seems to be calling out the troops to try and combat the massive overreach.

Honestly, GOA is absolutely correct. If they’re allowed to regulate bump stocks into illegality, then nothing is off the table. Nothing at all.

The National Firearms Act is rather explicit in what is defined as a machine gun, and that is a weapon that will fire more than one shot when a trigger is pulled.

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While bump stocks may simulate fully-automatic fire, there’s nothing in a bump stock that negates the need for a finger to pull a trigger. Nothing at all. Any new regulation that outlaws bump stocks will be nothing more than a regulatory overreach, and the ATF needs to be told that we see it for what it is.

It is possible that the ATF rules won’t change either way. Maybe this is just a step designed to look like the ATF might do something, all while planning on ruling the exact same as they did back in 2010.

Maybe.

But assuming that will be dumb. Never trust the ATF to not expand their own power without a damn good reason, and that reason needs to be an outpouring of opposition to new regulations for a device that has been used thousands of times over the seven years it’s been legal with only one tragic use. While Las Vegas was awful, it’s not a reason to create new rules. Especially when the shooter may well have killed as many, if not more, if he’d committed his atrocity without a bump stock.

Make sure your voice is heard.

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