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Looks like some are getting ready to molon some labe

NPR: Bump Stocks Will Soon Be Illegal, But That’s Not Stopping Sales

Why, it’s like banning a thing makes it more valuable or something. You can still get them here. Yeah, they’re pretty dumb but they’re a fun kind of dumb.

6 Responses to “Looks like some are getting ready to molon some labe”

  1. Ritchie Says:

    I suspect that a standard AR adjustable stock could be modified to act as a bump stock without being at all obvious. A refinement would be a “bump switch.” Maybe I’ll try that when I run out of bootlaces and rubber bands.

  2. Kristophr Says:

    If they declare bump stocks to be NFA machineguns, then the ATF might be in the same boat they were in when they declared 12 round drum streetsweepers to be DDs … forced to allow immediate registry.

    If you can register a bump stock as an MG, you can then add parts/kits needed to make it a real MG. And someone will invent a kit.

    Maybe these buyers are being smart?

  3. HL Says:

    Kris, wouldn’t the stock have to have been made prior to 1986? Not sure if the difference in MG and DD matters.

  4. Sigivald Says:

    HL – Not if they either decide to just ignore the Hughes Amendment (because why not just ignore statute, since they already are?), or Congress can be goaded into passing a “let them register them” law; which might even sell with the anti-s, sine it IS their long-loved “registry”.

    (But yes, the DD vs. MG difference should matter; the Hughes amendment was specific to MGs, not any other NFA things.)

  5. Kristophr Says:

    The Hughes amendment does not allow MGs to be added to the registry, but says nothing about collecting the tax.

    Which might allow a friendly administration to allow “makers” to buy $200 worth of stamps, affix them to a supplemental page of a Form 1 or Form 4, have them franked at the post office, and keep the document as proof of tax payment.

    It isn’t the owner’s problem if the ATF is forbidden to register the device …

  6. HL Says:

    I like the sound of all this, in theory. But we will get fucked in the court, because Roberts is a shitlib.