“Compliance”: Bump-Stock-TYPE Devices

The bump stock ban rule is out. Bump-fire stocks are now machineguns. To power-crazed tyrants, anyway. But, since FOPA forbids possession of machineguns manufactured or imported later than May 1986, you’ll have to get rid of them.

You want to be good, right?

I suppose you could simply destroy your bump-fire stock, but if the ATF gets hold of some retailers’ customer list and comes knocking, you’ll want some proof that you already complied. You could hang on to the properly cut up pieces (you do have an oxy-acetylene torch?) and show them that.

Or you could turn in your new contraband like a good little citizen. Mail your bump-fire stock to the ATF.

Oh. Wait. That’s “bump-stock-TYPE device.” “Type” is fairly all-inclusive. To be safe, you should send in any bump-fire assist gadgets you have on hand.

Rubber bands come to mind. So do Jeans (belt loops).

For that matter, none of this is needed to bump-fire a rifle; you can do it with bare hands. But you don’t want to ship those off, so represent them with gloves.

Heck, send them a finger.

Again, any semi-auto rifle can be bump-fired, so any stock is a “bump stock,” right? If you happened to replace the original wood stock for your SKS and have the old one laying around…

..send ’em that.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
99 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20226

Heck, you might even toss some shoestrings in with your bump-fire toys, just in case they change their minds again.

They do that, after all.

Don’t forget to ask for a receipt. You should even consider sending it certified mail.

On the other hand, you might want to keep your stocks. I supppose you could tie 2 bump-stocks together. “No, Mr. ATF. That there is my constitutionally-protected nunchuks.”

 

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4 thoughts on ““Compliance”: Bump-Stock-TYPE Devices”

  1. Here’s betting that the percent of bump-stocks sold that are turned in amounts to less than 1%.

    Then what will they do, nothing.

    On to the next unenforceable ban, don’t ya know.

  2. Personally, I expect nothing.

    It is so easy to say you sold it, lost it, etc. How do they prove anything, unless someone is so stupid to keep it around where it can be found.

    To me this is just another law on the pile that is being piled all the way to high heaven until the stink of which chokes us all or someone decides to light a match to it, that will be a day nobody will be cold, don’t ya know?

  3. Bans like these are not ment to make you comply now but rather to have leverage and probable cause against you for any future witch hunt one may be subjected to.

    “Bob Smith was arrested today in Anytown. Local police recovered rifles, handguns, gun powder, bullets, empty casings, thousands of rounds of ammunition along with a machine gun. Mr. Smith now faces up to 30 years in prison for his crimes.”

    Everything is politics and optics. Reality be damned.

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