FPC, FPF Announce Expedited Appeal in Bumpstock Ban Cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2019) — Today, attorneys for Firearms Policy Coalition and Firearms Policy Foundation filed opening briefs in their consolidated appeals with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the ongoing federal litigation challenging the confiscatory “bump-stock” ban rulemaking by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Copies of … Continue reading FPC, FPF Announce Expedited Appeal in Bumpstock Ban Cases

“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 … Continue reading “Compliance”: Bump-Stock-TYPE Devices

Analyzing the Bump-Stock-Type Devices Rule

Sorry this took so long. It’s 157 pages of bureaucratese. And partway through I got sidetracked by a closely related issue. The key points are: It is an outright, ungrandfathered, ban on bump-fire stocks (BSTD; and there’s a reason I’m adopting the ATF’s acronym -grin-), as expected. It is as bad as expected, reiterating lies. … Continue reading Analyzing the Bump-Stock-Type Devices Rule

The KSTP “Bump Stock” Memo Finally Appears

About that mysterious memo obtained by KSTP, which was being sent to law enforcement and FFLs… except no FFL had seen it, and which I’ve been trying to get from them since December 4th: I finally got a definite reply from KSTP’s Beth McDonough, who broke the story. The memo at last. Um… Well, at … Continue reading The KSTP “Bump Stock” Memo Finally Appears

Forgotten Memo: KSTP’s mysterious bump stock doc

A week ago, Minnesota television station KSTP ran with a story about a mysterious “federal memo” allegedly being sent to law enforcement agencies and Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL) regarding bump-fire stocks. Aside from pages waved about on camera by reporter Beth McDonough, no one else has seen the memo. KSTP still declines to publish it, … Continue reading Forgotten Memo: KSTP’s mysterious bump stock doc

About that “federal memo” on bump stocks

A few days ago, KSTP in Minnesota reported that they “obtained a federal memo detailing the new ban on bump stocks.” The memo, circulated by the Department of Justice, is being sent to law enforcement agencies and gun shops with a federal firearms license. This topic is of great interest to me, so I was … Continue reading About that “federal memo” on bump stocks

Bumping off… REALITY

I had occasion to review the status of the coming bump-fire stock rule today. The basic lie about how bump-fire stocks operate is still there, naturally. This rule is intended to clarify that the statutory definition of machinegun includes certain devices (i.e., bump-stock-type devices) that, when affixed to a firearm, allow that firearm to fire … Continue reading Bumping off… REALITY

Interesting. WSJ contact about bump-fire stocks.

I just received an email purportedly from the Wall Street Journal’s James V. Grimaldi. It appears to be mailing list, not really to me specifically; it isn’t as if the WSJ knows me from Adam. But the topic is the ATF’s Notice of Proposed Rule-Making on “Bump-Stock Type Devices.” It wants me to take a … Continue reading Interesting. WSJ contact about bump-fire stocks.