By Tom Knighton
Ever since the horrific events in Las Vegas last year, bump stocks have been firmly in the crosshairs. The only thing that’s saved them this long may well be the intense partisanship that has taken hold of the nation in the last decade or so. Republicans who might well have been talked into banning this particular device ordinarily won’t do so if for no other reason than to give the middle finger to the Democrats.
Which works out in the Second Amendment’s favor, thankfully.
But there was always a back door to regulation, and that was through the ATF rescinding their previous finding on the stocks. We previously had word that a change was getting close.
It now looks like that time might be getting closer as the idea is being floated out to the mainstream media.
The Trump administration plans to announce the long-anticipated federal rule officially banning bump stocks in the coming days, according to US officials familiar with the matter.
…The devices make it easier to fire rounds from a semi-automatic weapon by harnessing the gun’s recoil to “bump” the trigger faster — an operation that caused officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms