The Department of Justice announced Tuesday the finalized form of the bump stock ban, achieved by amending ATF regulation so as to define bump stocks as “machineguns,” Breitbart reports.
Breitbart News possesses a copy of the DOJ’s summary of the ban, which states:
The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to clarify that bump-stock-type devices-meaning “bump fire” stocks, slide-fire devices, and devices with certain similar characteristics-are “machine-guns” as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968 because such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger.
The summary says a bump stock allows the trigger of a semiautomatic firearm to reset between the firing of each round, but describes the bump stock-equipped “semiautomatic firearm” as “self-acting or self-regulating,” and therefore a “machine-gun.”
The DOJ and ATF have also stated that anyone who has purchased a bump-stock legally, will not be grandfathered over, they must be turned over to Law Enforcement to be destroyed. Also, there will be no buy-back programs or financial compensation for current bump-stock owners.
With limited exceptions, the Gun Control Act, as amended, makes it unlawful for any person to transfer or possess a machine-gun unless it was lawfully possessed prior to the effective date of the statute. The bump-stock-type devices covered by this final rule were not in existence prior to the effective date of the statute, and therefore will be prohibited when this rule becomes effective. Consequently, under the final rule, current possessors of these devices will be required to destroy the devices or abandon them at an ATF office prior to the effective date of the rule.
DOJ stated the bump-stock ban will hit the federal register this Friday, thereafter giving owners 90 days to destroy them or turn them in. The 90 days ends March 21, 2019.
Allow me to drop some knowledge and insight on the current attacks on the 2nd Amendment, especially for the AR platform. This is not about bump-stocks or machine-guns or large capacity magazines. This is about a well designed and calculated plan to destroy brick-by-brick, the foundation of the 2nd Amendment. Once the foundation is destroyed, then they can simply go for complete bans and there will be nothing people can do about it.
Ponder this, it is actually easy to create devices that can simply be placed in backpacks and triggered for mass casualties, just look at what takes place over in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and the rest of the Islamic communities. Now ask yourself, why is it shootings that take place right before the Democrats are ready to push their latest firearm bill’s? I am not saying the shooting’s are all linked however, I do not believe in coincidences.
Make no mistake, they are destroying the 2nd Amendment and most do not see it, those who do, have watched the Feds gun down “patriots” and understand what they are up against as well as those who have faith that a corrupt government will not abandoned them.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.