This, along with some other unconstitutional actions he's done, will peel off a good segment of his base... death by a thousand cuts, many self-inflicted.
Retailer Forced To Destroy 60,000 Bump Stocks Joins Lawsuit Demanding Compensation From Government
Matt M. Miller, 2:30 PM 04/01/2019
A Texas firearms retailer handed over 60,000 bump stocks to the Federal Government to be destroyed in accordance with the Trump administration’s recent bump stock ban.
They are now joining a second bump stock retailer in a lawsuit against the Federal Government seeking compensation for their suddenly illegal and now destroyed product.
RW Arms of Fort Worth, Texas, turned over their company’s bump stocks to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to be shredded and recycled, according to Houston Chronicle. ATF agents were present on site, on Tuesday, where tens of thousands of RW Arms’ bump stocks were destroyed. The bump stock ban officially took effect on Tuesday.
The deadline for compliance with the irrational “bump-stock-type device (BSTD)” — bump-fire — ban has passed. So how effective has the imperial fiat been at making the nation safe from inert “machineguns”?
Who the hell knows? No one even knows how many there were; the ATF’s “estimate” (“SA Smedley! Quick; bend over so I can pull a number out.”) was 280,000 to 520,000 BSTDs sold. I’d like to see them give a 95% confidence level for WAG.
But I was interested, so I’ve been collecting turn-in reports. Such as they are. The majority of reports of turn-ins and destruction were merely unsubstantiated, vague claims that “people” are “complying,” without so much as a single example. I don’t count those.
The biggie, of course, was RW Arms who turned in for destruction 60,000 items they still had in stock. I’m not counting those because they hadn’t been sold; they weren’t part of the 280-520K giggle-guess.
Donald Trump's Bump Stock Ban Turns Peaceful Gun Owners Into Felons by Fiat The ban, which took effect this week, usurps congressional authority by rewriting an inconvenient law.
Jacob Sullum, Mar. 28, 2019 1:55 pm
Slide Fire SolutionsSlide Fire SolutionsAs of midnight on Tuesday, owners of "bump-stock-type devices" became felons, subject to a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. That's a pretty nasty surprise for anyone who bought these products, which were repeatedly declared legal by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) during the Obama administration. It is especially unsettling because the law has not changed since the agency made that determination.
What happened instead is that the ATF, under orders from Donald Trump, reinterpreted the law to reach a diametrically opposed conclusion that is contrary to the plain meaning of the relevant statutes. Critics of presidential power grabs, regardless of how they feel about bump stocks or gun control more generally, should be troubled by this blatant usurpation of congressional authority.
Bump stocks are accessories that facilitate a rifle shooting technique in which recoil energy causes the gun to slide backward after a round is fired, resetting the trigger. By maintaining forward pressure on the rifle, the shooter bumps the trigger against his stationary finger, which fires another round, causing the rifle to slide backward again, and so on. Until October 1, 2017, the technique, which increases the rate of fire but reduces accuracy, was of interest mainly to gun enthusiasts, the companies that sold bump stocks, and the ATF officials who approved their sale. But after a gunman equipped with multiple rifles and bump stocks murdered 58 people in Las Vegas, Trump promised to ban the devices by administrative fiat.
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