STATEMENT: GOA on Pres. Trump’s Latest Push to Ban Bump Stocks

March 23, 2018

A statement from GOA’s Executive Director Erich Pratt:

“Gun Owners of America considers a ban on bump stocks as yet another infringement of our Second Amendment-protected rights. ‘Shall not be infringed’ means what it says — gun control should NOT be the jurisdiction of the U.S. government.

“To be sure, banning these items will not make us any safer and it will only lead to more infringements — to restrictions on magazines, match triggers and more. This is something that the anti-gun Left understands and is hoping for. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has stated that ‘I certainly hope’ a ban on bump stocks will lead to further gun restrictions. She’s actually right. Saying ‘yes’ to one infringement will eventually lead to more.

“How can it be that the Trump administration is placing itself to the left of the Obama administration, which determined in 2010 that bump stocks did not convert a semi-automatic firearm into a fully-automatic weapon?

“Gun Owners of America will seek out other pro-gun organizations to join us challenging this illegal executive action in court. And we predict that an honest, constitutional and legal analysis by the courts will result in this regulation being struck down.”