Gun Owners of America: Bump Stock Gun Control Opens Door to ATF Bans on Magazines, Triggers
Gun Owners of America (GOA) is taking the lead against federal gun control and warning that an ATF ban on bump stocks could quickly expand into a ban on magazines and triggers.
GOA’s position is simple — most lawmakers did not even know bump stocks existed until the heinous October 1, 2017, Las Vegas attack. Yet, although they did not understand the devices (they did not know they were accessories rather than conversion devices), they quickly began to call for a ban on the devices. But the idea of banning the accessories did not gain traction with the public, and talk of a ban quietly disappeared.
Nevertheless, the ruling class was determined to get their ban, so they approached it another way — they would let the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) redefine the word “machine gun” so that non-machine guns can also be banned or heavily regulated by the agency.