By Tom Knighton
We’ve been waiting for this for almost a year.
The ATF has decided to reverse its previous ruling on bump stocks. The new rule is ready for the federal register. It calls on all bump stock owners to either destroy their stocks themselves or to drop them off at an ATF office.
As reported by commenters, the purpose ofthis rule is to amend ATF regulations to clarify that bump-stock-type devices are “machineguns” as defined by the NFA and GCA. Additionally, a desired outcome ofthis rule is increased public safety. While there has been only one known shooting involving bump-stock-type devices, banning such devices could result in reduced casualties as a consequence of reducing incidents of shootings involving a weapon fitted with a bump-stock-type device. A ban also could result in less danger to first responders when responding to incidents, because it prevents shooters from using devices that allow them to shoot semiautomatic firearms automatically.
Ever since Las Vegas, most of us knew this was coming. Bump stocks aren’t popular enough to warrant the same protection as so-called assault rifles. A number of ostensibly pro-gun people, even those who openly advocate for the …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms