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.

ATTN: Bump-Fire Stock Owners, Sellers, Manufacturers, Distributors

From the Firearms Policy Coalition: If you know of anyone who manufactures, distributes, sells, bought, owns, or possesses a “bump-stock” type device, or you/they did manufacture, distribute, or sell “bump-stock” devices but no longer do because of the ATF’s proposed ban, they should contact the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) Legal Action Hotline at https://www.firearmspolicy.org/hotline AS … Continue reading ATTN: Bump-Fire Stock Owners, Sellers, Manufacturers, Distributors

Bump-Fire NPRM: Down to the wire

In case you’re still deciding whether to comment on the bump-fire stock ban, allow me to point you at 8 months worth of explanations of how this is a bad thing. Barring an unexpected return of DC to this universe, the rule will be implemented. But let them know you’re watching. Give them a hint … Continue reading Bump-Fire NPRM: Down to the wire

Bump-Fire Rule: If you have not commented, do so

The Brady Campaign to Protect Violent Criminals plans some late comment period “ballot stuffing.” If comments mean anything — which I doubt, or this would not have been proposed — you should make sure your thoughts are known. Pro-gun voices dominate in debate over Trump’s bump-stock ban Of the more than 17,000 public comments received … Continue reading Bump-Fire Rule: If you have not commented, do so

Poll: Do you care about bump-fire?

Recently, I’ve put a fair amount of my time into tracking bump-fire bans, new rulemaking and legislation alike. I’ve noticed thatrelatively few people seem to be speaking about the subject, and the majority of those who bring it up at all indicate that bump-fire stocks (and trigger cranks, etc.) aren’t worth bothering with. Obviously, I … Continue reading Poll: Do you care about bump-fire?