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Trump directs DOJ to ban bump stocks

Seems to me this would require passing a law:

Just a few moments ago I signed a memo directing the attorney general to propose regulations that ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns

Related: Slidefire, a maker of bump stocks, seems to be having website issues. They appear to have DDOS protection enabled.

7 Responses to “Trump directs DOJ to ban bump stocks”

  1. Ritchie Says:

    ATF regulations have the force of law without needing any steekin’ legislation.

    This makes them a lot easier to change around. And faster.

  2. ravenshrike Says:

    Welp, Trump just banned rubber bands.

  3. Fred Says:

    New York City liberals got to liberal.

  4. Rob Kind Says:

    The wording of that looks like misdirection and intentionally doing nothing. Directed him to draw up regulations, but not actually implement them. It’s sleight of hand. The masses will be distracted by something else shiny soon and it will be dropped.

  5. JTC Says:

    @Rob Kind, yep. Artist of the deal and master of misdirection at work. Hey look, a tweet!

  6. Sigivald Says:

    Just a few moments ago I signed a memo directing the attorney general to propose regulations that ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns

    Alternatively, it’s a NOP (null operation) that makes it look like “doing something”, without “doing anything”.

    Because literally “devices that turn legal weapons into machineguns” are already “banned”, in that they’re NFA regulated and under a tax stamp as “machineguns”.

  7. Sigivald Says:

    (I mean, I won’t bet a dollar that the President is playing 4D chess here, but I will stipulate he’s actually pretty good at “sounding like doing a thing without doing a thing”.)