For some reason, the coming rule banning bump-fire stocks is all over the news, as if it’s something new. Maybe it is to some of these people, but The Zelman Partisans have been on this since October of last year. The only new data I see is this bit from CNN, which does appear to … Continue reading Bump-Fire Rule Pending
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.
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
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
As noted earlier, the victim disarmers are hoping to make a lot of last minute pro-ban comments on the “Bump-Stock Type Device” ban rulemaking proposal. They are now swarming. If you have not yet commented, this would be a good time to do so. Remember, convincing the ATF not to implement the rule would be … Continue reading Bump-Fire Ballot Stuffing
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
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?
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”
Let me drop this here before the sun sets. Obama Administration legalized bump stocks. BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice will issue the rule banning BUMP STOCKS with a mandated comment period. We will BAN all devices that turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns. — Donald J. Trump, 1:50 PM … Continue reading Bump-fire Banned
The ATF has posted a PDF document which will officially be published December 26, 2017. It solicits comments on proposed rules on the “Application of the Definition of Machinegun to “Bump Fire” Stocks and Other Similar Devices.” The document makes it clear that bump-fire stocks (and other devices) will be classified as machineguns under the … Continue reading The fix is in: proposed rulemaking on bump-fire