It is no longer legal to register an “MG” for private possession, a law that took effect May 19, 1986. ATF determined that the bump stocks are an “MG” conversion device or an “MG” and as such it cannot be legally registered. This is entirely poitical and the effort to criminalize possession of all sorts of devices that accelerate the rate of fire in any way, according to their broad definition, has been on the backburner for years. There is no clear evidence that the bumpsfocks were used in Vegas, but only that they were present. Anyone who knows anything about the rifles used know that an AR or AK by itself would have accounted for far more kills than any bumstock over the time of the event. We have been deceived and hoodwinked by some collection of polifical operatives with an effective anti-gun agenda with the cooperation of the PD and FBI. If anyone has any evidence to the contrary I would like to see it.
Trump has taken the bait and supports this idiotic ATF agenda so I am done with him.
Following that logic plenty of other things are NFA too right ?
How about Open Bolt semi autos the bureau "grandfathered" ?
now someone is bound to bring up the situation with pre November 1981 AR15 drop in auto sears
Well Treasury grandfathered those then in two District Courts DOJ argued Treasury didn't have authority, only Congress did.
Today most folks think there is no such animal as a "pre-ban" DIAS anymore
nope...just in two Districts
Now before anyone goes too far out on a limb and states Open Bolt semis are a potential issue due to the DIAS nonsense you best get pragmatic in your thinking
What you would be actually stating is EVERYTHING that the bureau has removed from NFA regulation is in the same boat
Stocked C96 Mausers for example
The key thing to look at in all this is it wasn't ATFE who came up with this bit of craptastic reasoning
Trump told Sessions to figure it out and DOJ itself came up with it.
My primary problem with it all is that as written Sessions seems to have just flat prohibited them
I don't really see where even a SOT can possess them
This seems obvious when you consider there is no provision for registration of the enumerated devices
They are simply Verbotten
This is what happens when career DOJ bureaucrats butt into ATFE business & we can thank that idiot GW for all that.
Had ATFE been majorly involved they likely would have grandfathered them up just like they have mostly done with things in the past
Same if the prohibition had been enacted in Congress
This is one damn awful can of worms that has potential to utterly change things if allowed to stand
Here's a decent piece on the real root of the problems in a Forbes article
it's well worth a read: