While looking up some old writings, on a mostly unrelated subject, I happened across this old column:
Lacking new legislation to authorize this, the FAA simply, and arbitrarily, redefined toys to be aircraft requiring registration. [ding ding]
President Barrycade has stated his intent to issue executive orders to implement gun control, since he lacks legislation to do so.
Since Obama and other blood-dancers have stated publicly that they wish to crack down on private sales, it seems safe to assume this will be in one EO or another. But what if he emulates the FAA a little more closely?
Imagine “redefining” all firearms as NFA items. Just like toys became airplanes. Or how atmospheric plant food became a pollutant.
That was December 21,2015; one of my first columns for The Zelman Partisans. Fast forward to…
- October 5, 2017
Basically this Constitution-shredding Senator wants to redefine “machine gun” by how fast you can make something fire, rather than being designed to fire automatically as long as the trigger is depressed.
- February 26, 2018
“Machinegun” is defined in statutory law. Short form: a firearm that fires more than one round per trigger operation. If that can be changed by executive order, instead of congressional legislation, then everything is a machinegun waiting for the pen-stroke.
- March 10, 2018
Department of Justice Submits Notice of Proposed Regulation Banning Bump Stocks
- April 2, 2018
In short, this NPRM, and the intent of the gun controllers, is a camouflaged ban on semiautomatic firearms. Doubt it? Read the NPRM language, and ask yourself how “President Hillary Clinton” would read and apply the rule.
- April 27, 2018
Gun Owners of America finally notices the semiauto problem with bump-fire bans, and the crowd — finally — goes wild.*
- Las Vegas Bump Stock FOIA Claims ATF Not Allowed to Examine Weapons
“ATF did not disclose that they had not examined the firearms prior to promulgating the rule,” firearms designer and Historic Arms, LLC President Len Savage notes. “And now that the comment period is closed should they go forward with this rule under the Administrative Procedure Act that information can not be used in a court challenge because it was not submitted prior to closing of comments.
They are doing exactly what I warned of almost three years ago. My only error was in expecting it from Obama rather than dubiously “pro-2A” Trump.
* I’d like to think that had something to do with the multiple emails — and my columns — on the semi-auto problem, which I sent to GOA before they finally spoke up.
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