“By the way, bump stocks, we’re writing that out. I’m writing that out myself, I don’t care if Congress does it or not, I’m writing it out myself, OK? You put it into the machine-gun category, which is what it is, it becomes essentially a machine gun.”
— President Donald Trump, February 26, 2018
“Machinegun” is defined in statutory law. Short form: a firearm that fires more than one round per trigger operation.
If that can be changed by executive order, instead of congressional legislation, then everything is a machinegun waiting for the pen-stroke.
What can he — would he — do with that pen?
* For our younger historically-challenged MSD readers: Bubba Clinton advisor Paul Begala, The New York Times, July 5, 1998