In the video below, former ATF Firearms Tech Branch Chief Rick Vasquez sounds the alarm on the Bureau’s soon-to-be-released bump fire stock ban. As the Military Arms Channel’s Tim Harmsen discovered, the new regs are set to outlaw “any device that enhances the rate of fire.” Say goodbye to competition triggers. It gets worse . . .
As Mr. Vasquez points out, to make this work, the ATF has to create a legally acceptable firing rate. The rate would set a common baseline across all rifles and platforms, above which enhancements could not go.
The Second Amendment is appalled. Not to mention that the ATF “rules” represent an end-run around the legislative process. And then there’s the Miculek problem . . .
If a shooter exceeds this standard rate of fire with some non-enhanced methodology — such as being Jerry Miculek — it’s possible he could be arrested. On federal charges. For shooting a machine gun.
It sounds crazy, but remember that the ATF ruled that the SB Tactical Brace was illegal (without an ATF-approved SBR tax stamp) when fired from the shoulder. While they reversed that ruling, the “logic” is the same.
The danger is clear: the ATF’s bump fire stock regs could have serious consequences for firearms freedom.
So where is the NRA in all this?
The ATF bump fire stock regs were their idea, designed to take the wind out of the sails of a post-Vegas mass shooting federal bump fire stock ban. Which they did. Only to put gun rights in the teeth of a howling gale.
[Click here to watch the full, unedited interview.]