Machine Gun Madness Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

I was slogging through some of the saved bookmarks on my desktop this morning. I stumbled on an old article about a human factors guru named Earl Weiner. Since my last post on TTAG discussing guns, human factors and an Airbus A320 went over so well I figured I’d write a little bit about how Weiner’s […]

Guess What Percentage of Comments Opposed ATF Bump Fire Stock Ban

“In December, the ATF announced that it would explore the possibility of regulating bump stocks by reclassifying them as machine guns,” The Trace reports. “The agency initiated a public comment period to solicit input from manufacturers, retailers, and consumers . . . All told, the ATF received more than 36,000 submissions, which are still being reviewed and posted online. Trace staffers […]

List of States and Cities That Ban/Want to Ban Bump Fire Stocks. Is Your State on This List?

“States and municipalities nationwide are attempting to ban bump stocks — devices used to make rifles fire more rapidly,” reports, “after Congress failed to act on bipartisan resolve to restrict them following their use in a Las Vegas massacre last year.” Failed, I tell you! Failed! An outcome aided and abetted by the NRA, […]

Gun Rights or Medical Marijuana…You Can’t Have Both

This is becoming more of a problem every day . . . Patients must choose: Medical marijuana or gun ownership The town drunk can buy firearms. So can someone who has been involuntarily placed in a mental hospital for a short stay. But anyone who wants to treat their Crohn’s disease with medical marijuana is forbidden from owning a […]

ATF Seeking Public Comment on Bump Stock Rule

From The Department of Justice anticipates issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would interpret the statutory definition of “machine gun” in the National Firearms Act of 1934 and Gun Control Act of 1968 to clarify whether certain devices, commonly known as “bump fire” stocks, fall within that definition,” a Tuesday Federal Register notice […]

Despite End of Operation Choke Point, Firearms Businesses Still Face Financial Services Discrimination

By Scott Hawksworth Being a gun dealer isn’t easy. Sure, the previous president (AKA The Greatest Gun Salesman of All Time) offered a sustained sales boom to gun dealers everywhere. But, over the last decade, internet sales have created clear winners and losers. The high volume/low-margin sales model of national dealers, such as Buds Gun Shop, hasn’t […]