DOJ rule will reclassify bump stocks as machine guns in de facto ban

Are they also going to ban belt loops?

From US News: The Justice Department on Tuesday issued its final rule to ban bump stocks, making them illegal to own or sell.

The reform, the first major gun-control action in recent years and the first of the Trump administration, comes after several recent mass shootings – including one in Las Vegas at a country music festival carried out by a shooter using bump stocks.

A senior Justice Department official said that anyone who currently has bump stocks, a firearm accessory that allows guns to fire as quickly as automatic machine guns, has 90 days to turn them into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or destroy them, The Wall Street Journal reported. According to the official, tens of thousands of bump stocks are in America, but it is difficult to know an exact number.

According to the Journal, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker signed and submitted a regulation banning the devices on Tuesday, and it is expected to be published this week.

The ATF in 2010 has approved the accessory, saying it was not like machine guns, which are banned under federal law. However, following a spate of deadly shootings, an increase in gun-control activism and calls for stricter gun laws, President Donald Trump called on the Justice Department to prohibit their use.

Justice Department officials on Tuesday reclassified bump stocks as illegal machine guns, because they “convert an otherwise semiautomatic firearm into a machine gun” by allowing “the trigger to reset and continue firing without additional physical manipulation of the trigger by the shooter,” the Journal reported.

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Perhaps they need to ban false flags…

Dr. Eowyn
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Et tu, Trump?

Meanwhile, Q continues to ask the Deplorables to “trust the plan”.

Watertender
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Anyone with a little mechanical know-how can make a bump stock out of a rubber band…. What about the crank mechanisms that tripped a trigger 4 times for each revolution of the crank?? In my misspent youth hanging around in a long defunct machine shop I saw a guy use a doorbell buzzer mechanisim and a battery to turn a Remington Model 552 Speedmaster .22 semi automatic rifle into a fully automatic rifle… That thing would spit out 20 .22 Shorts with a single “brrrrpp”….. He used to to shoot rats behind the machine shop… It worked good with .22… Read more »

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This is another BAD POLITICAL MOVE. Never compromise the Second Amendment, or any of the others for that matter. This is a “sop” thrown out there expecting something in return. Well, they won’t give it and he shouldn’t do it. He should cancel this and get back to getting the wall. On that subject, as I’ve said many times, he needs to STOP TELLING THEM WHAT HE PLANS TO DO. He said he plans to get the money from other agencies. That happens all the time, but, if you tell them that they will get an injunction to prohibit it.… Read more »

Anonymous
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But no registering and a $200 tax stamp apiece for existing ones?

YouKnowWho
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I call BS. Any Law banning any firearm or accessory is, according to the constitution, unconstitutional. If the gumment has one, I want one.

Brian Heinz
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Just got an email from the TFA they said that the State TFI here is trying to reword the law by saying that semi-auto are lumped in with machine guns and they have already started a law suite in Nashville. If they leave that written in the law how long before they say ok time to take up anything that falls in this order and that being semi-autos. They are in full anti-gun mode to take them away pray and keep them and your Bible close we are going to need them both before this is over. Here is the… Read more »

Watertender
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In NY Governor asswad Andrew Coumo has said that his 1st act in the new year will be to legalize pot and the 2nd will be to strengthen gun laws…. Anyone using pot either prescribed or bought on the street can not truthfully fill out a Form 4473 and answer question 11e truthfully…. Just something to consider….