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First bump stock arrest

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

The AP: A Texas man is the first person to be charged under a federal ban on bump stocks, devices that allow a semi-automatic firearm to fire rapidly like a machine gun (sic), the Justice Department said Thursday. Ajay Dhingra, 43, of Houston, came on the radar of the U.S. Secret Service in August after […]

Bump Stock Ban to SCOTUS

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

The Firearms Policy Commission is trying: Today, attorneys for Firearms Policy Foundation, Madison Society Foundation, Florida Carry, and individuals Damien Guedes, Missouri State Rep. Shane Roden, David Codrea, Scott Heuman, and Owen Monroe have filed a petition for certiorari at the United States Supreme Court seeking review and reversal of a D.C. Circuit opinion that […]

Bump stock lawsuit

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

They hold that an AR-15 is illegal because bump stocks allow them to be readily restored to fire full auto. Thanks, Trump.

Bump stock lawsuit

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

The Firearms Policy Coalition has an update.

ATF: No bump stocks used in a crime

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

In response to a FOIA request, ATF responds. Since this runs counter to the information about the Vegas shooting, it should make for even more conspiracy theories. Or it’s because ATF wasn’t allowed to inspect those guns.

And how many bump stocks?

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

FOIA Request Confirms Zero Standard Capacity Magazines Turned In to NJ State Police

Supreme court rejects bump stock stay

Monday, April 8th, 2019

And here’s what you need to know about that if you own one.

Bump stock ban stuff

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

So, the order was signed by the acting AG, who was not approved by congress. Hence, he argues, that the review period is to start over: If Barr has to sign it again to shut down arguments over the validity, it has to be republished in the Register again, now that it has finally been […]

Even for bump stocks?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Trump will veto gun control bills. Good. But the bump stock thing though. Meanwhile, Here Is What’s Wrong With the Gun Control Bills the House Is About to Pass

Bump stock stuff

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

A judge has ruled the administration can go forward with it.

Bump stock ban struck down

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

In Cincinnati. Seems the state’s preemption law is why.

Bump stock arrest

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Some college kid in Florida. I can’t tell from the article if he had a Drop In Auto Sear. Or if someone just said he did.

Forget bump stocks

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

We must ban coathangers. Seems a Drop In Auto Sear can be fashioned out of one.

NRA statement on bump stocks

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

Right here: Some have used our October 2017 statement to claim that NRA supports ATFs final rule, but as NRA-ILAs Executive Director Chris Cox noted only days after our statement was issued, We dont believe that bans have ever worked on anything. We also made this clear in our comments to ATF on the proposed […]

About that bump stock ban

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

There has already been a lawsuit filed against the ban: Today, attorneys for an owner of a bump-stock device and three constitutional rights advocacy organizations filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administrations new confiscatory ban on firearm parts, additionally challenging Matthew Whitakers legal authority to serve as Acting Attorney General and issue rules without […]

To avoid another bump stock type decision

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

ATF will no longer issue accessories classifications. All accessories must be attached to a firearm.

Bump stock ban soon?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

The issue just sort of seemed to go away. But Trump is now saying that it’s coming in a few weeks. And that he’s told the NRA that. He then explains to the press about the rules and regulations. And public hearings. Trouble is, this plan is exactly wrong. To enact such a ban would […]

Bump stock rule change

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Today is the last day to comment on the proposed changes. You can comment here. ATF is looking like it will reverse it’s 10 previous rulings that these are not machine guns, at the direction of Trump and Sessions. And they’re doing so by disregarding the law.

Bump stock stuff

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The CSM: With lack of incentives, few Americans are giving up their bump stocks Why would they? Of course, if the proposed federal ban on them, in which the bureaucracy is making up law from nothing, goes through, a lot more people will be ex post facto criminals. IIRC, after ATF arbitrarily decided to ban […]

The bump stock ban

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

A detailed look at it. The case can be made that it would make semi-automatic rifles illegal.

Bump stock stuff

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Final Comments On Bump Stock Device Rulemaking, Federal Register Number 2018-06292 Slidefire is apparently concerned as their website says: ALL SALES FINAL On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at midnight CDT, Slide Fire will cease taking orders for its products and shut down its website. Orders placed prior to May 20th, 2018 will all be processed […]

Bump stock = machine gun?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Well, not yet. But it seems a couple has been charged with having a machine gun for a bump stock. It’s in MA. That explains it.

Comments on proposed ban of bump stocks

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

John has the details. The proposed rules basically rewrite the law. If this is going to be done, it should be done legislatively. I wonder if there’s effective legal action that can be taken to challenge the law if it goes into effect.

Trump directs DOJ to ban bump stocks

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

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 […]

Bipartisan bill to regulate bump stocks

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

The Closing the Bump Stock Loophole Act. It’s not a loophole, unless loophole means something we don’t like. As to the bill, it looks like it would classify the devices as NFA items, subject to the $200 tax and all that. The bill was written with ATF “guidance and advice”. This looks like a better* […]

NRA calls on ATF to re-evaluate bump stocks

Friday, October 6th, 2017

No, I don’t think a ban is a good thing. If we ban those, we’d need to ban rubber bands and boards. But here’s the statement. Based on the statement, I’m presuming they see the writing on the wall. They do not call for a ban. The want the ATF to look at the issue […]

Bumpstock numbers

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Taking the ATFs low estimate of 280,000 BSTDs sold, they have achieved a miraculous 0.30% compliance rate.

What’s wrong with a bump-stock ban?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019


The NRA and bumpstocks

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Jacob Sullum points out that the NRA is playing a dangerous game on this bumpstock business: The NRA opposes a legislative ban on bump stocks but wants the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to reconsider the question of whether they are legal. The administrative approach favored by the NRA invites unelected bureaucrats […]

Bump Fire Stock That’s Not An Overpriced Toy

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Bump fire systems makes one for under a Franklin. Here it is: