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?

[UPDATE] Bumbling Machinations on Bump Stocks?

[See ATF update below] I’ve been chasing bump-fire stock commenting on regulations.gov this morning, because it matters, trying to sort out the issues with commenting. What I’ve found so far: My layman’s understanding is that new rules (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, NPRM) have to be announced in the Federal Register, giving people a chance to … Continue reading [UPDATE] Bumbling Machinations on Bump Stocks?

Bump Stocks Matter: Banning Semiautomatic Firearms

Some people wonder why I worry about the Trump administration’s move to ban bump-fire stocks (“Bump-Stock-Type Devices” BSTD). After all, they aren’t really useful for anything practical. They’re inaccurate, unstable. Why we’d be… “ft”: “Bottom line, our country would be better off without Bump stocks or the really stupid trigger cranks.” “Better off.” If this … Continue reading Bump Stocks Matter: Banning Semiautomatic Firearms

[Updated] Bump-fire Rule: “Comments Not Accepted”

ADDED 2: jim notes in comments that the proposed rule can now be found HERE. That’s nice. Except… Scroll down. New docket number. Comment count is zero. Related Dockets: None Related RINs: None Related Documents: None That means this is not tied to the previous notice with existing comments, and those hundreds of comments that … Continue reading [Updated] Bump-fire Rule: “Comments Not Accepted”

“Bump-Stock-Type Devices” (sic) Commenting Now Open

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Bump-Stock Type Devices Summary The Department of Justice (Department) proposes to amend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives regulations to clarify that “bump fire” stocks, slide-fire devices, and devices with certain similar characteristics (bump-stock-type devices) are “machineguns” as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) and the … Continue reading “Bump-Stock-Type Devices” (sic) Commenting Now Open

Bumping Off the Truth

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is either a liar or mentally incompetent. If not for President Trump’s pro-gun control history, I would question his judgment in appointing Sessions to head the Department of Justice. If Ted Kennedy were alive, Trump would probably have nominated him for National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator. As noted on Friday, President … Continue reading Bumping Off the Truth