Slide Fire’s home page tells the tale. The company has suspended sales of their bump fire stock. There’s little to no doubt that they’ve done so due to demand outpacing supply, rather than any moral or political consideration. Given legislative support for a federal ban on the devices (next article) . . .
the company is racing against the clock before they’re out of business, bump fire stock-wise. Time is also running out for Americans hoping to buy a bump fire stock before Uncle Sam wields the ban hammer.
More worrying for those gun owners: Senator Feinstein’s bill would outlaw possession of a bump fire stock. If they go for it, Congress isn’t likely to amend the bill to restrict it to sales of new bump fire stocks. So . . .
Would the feds demand Slide Fire and other bump fire manufacturer’s customer records and send owners letters/emails demanding surrender of their privately-held personal property?
In that case, would Uncle Sam abide from the Fifth Amendment’s “takings clause” and pay for the confiscation and [presumed] destruction of bump stocks? Would that set a precedent for a taxpayer-funded federal “gun buyback”?
It may get even worse . . .
I know it sounds crazy, but the FBI could decide that ownership of a bump fire stock is sufficient cause to launch an investigation. Crazier still, our good friends at the ATF might consider a bump fire stock dangerous enough warrant a no-knock raid.
Watch this space.