CNN: Trump to Announce Bump Stock Ban Within Days

We were a tad premature with our recent post announcing the ATF’s final determination that bump fire stocks will now be considered and regulated the same way as machine guns. But we apparently weren’t off by much. According to the unimpeachable news source that is CNN . . . The Trump administration plans to announce […]

What IS A Bump Fire Stock?

If you somehow haven’t noticed, one of the most controversial firearm accessories these days are “bump fire stocks,” which a few states have hastily outlawed along with a supposed impending (at the time of this writing) federal ban pending according to the current administration. In the current political climate, many people want to see bump […]

Sen. Mark Warner: I Was Against An Assault Weapons Ban Before I Was For It

“(T)he features and tactical accessories that define assault weapons under this legislation were designed for a specific purpose — to give soldiers an advantage over the enemy, not to mow down students in school hallways. “We should acknowledge that while some will object to reasonable magazine-size limits, they would also force an active shooter to […]

Florida Gun Owners Have Until September 30 to Get Rid of Their Bump Stocks

Effective October 1, any Floridian in possession of a bump fire stock or similar accessory commits a third degree felony thanks to the capitulation of Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Republican Party. §790.222 Bump-fire stocks prohibited — A person may not import into this state or transfer, distribute, sell, keep for sale, offer for sale, possess, or give to another person a […]

NRA-ILA Bump Stock Argument to ATF: Amnesty for Owners and Open the Registry

On March 29, ATF posted a notice of proposed rulemaking (Docket Number ATF2017R-22) to the federal register that would amend the existing definition of what constitutes a “machine gun” used in the enforcement of federal gun laws. The purpose is to re-classify bump stocks as NFA-regualted items. The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action […]

Columbus Bump Stock Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A few weeks ago, we noted that a Franklin County, Ohio judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the bump stock bank enacted by the Columbus City Council. That seemed a no-brainer as Ohio has a preemption law on the books that prohibits cities from enacting gun control laws that are more stringent than anything that […]

ATF’s Bump Stock Regulation Comment Period Ends Tomorrow

UPDATE: The comment period for letting the ATF know your feelings about regulating bump fire stocks (and probably binary triggers, too) like machine guns closes at midnight tomorrow. A little over 82,000 comments have been entered so far. You can read the ATF’s proposed rule and let your opinion be known here or click the image […]

Ohio Judge Blocks Columbus’s New Bump Stock Ban Law

Ohio has a preemption law that prohibits cities from enacting more stringent gun controls than anything that exists at the state level. That’s there to prevent creation of a patchwork of laws from being enacted forcing law-abiding gun owners to know the laws in every city in the state they may enter. Without preemption, gun […]

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