The NRA is catching hell for its apparent acquiescence to the effort to restrict the sale of bump fire stocks. As Wayne LaPierre stated last night, NRA merely wants to “look at that and see if it’s in compliance with federal law, and it’s worthy of additional regulation.” But merely allowing the ATF to reverse itself and regulate these currently legal accessories under the Gun Control Act of 1968 or, more likely, the Nation Firearms Act, isn’t going to fly with DiFi.
Senator Diane Feinstein, the sponsor of a bill that would outlaw the sale and possession of bump fire stocks — making it a felony to own one — won’t be satisfied with mere regulation. In a statement issued today, Di makes it clear that she won’t settle for anything short of an outright ban.
Di obviously sees putting bump fire sales under NFA regulation as a weak, half measure. The NRA is angling for a regulatory “solution” to the bump fire question rather than a legislative one. Who will prevail? Pop some popcorn and watch what happens.