Trump Administration Approves Bump Stock Ban, Those Who Won't Comply Are Felons!
When the working class of America stepped up and voted Donald Trump into office they believed that he would stand up for American values and the rights of the American people granted by our great country's Constitution. After the Las Vegas massacre last year, YouTube banned videos featuring bump stocks from the platform.
Soon, the Democrats began a deliberate attack on our 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms by banning bump stocks and instead of fighting against it, the NRA sided with the ban! The Second Amendment is very simple and is found in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It is literally a single sentence long:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Now that the NRA has sided with the Left and Trump has approved the ban on bump stocks, what organizations are going to fight the ban? Well, thankfully at least one group called "Gun Owners of America" has decided to file suit against the arbitrary ATF bump stock ban. It should be noted that although the National Rifle Association supported the ban, they did call on the Justice Department to provide amnesty for gun owners who have already purchased the accessory.
As can be expected, gun owners in America are not pleased with Trump's approval of the bump stock ban. Many people who voted for Trump took to Twitter to express their outrage at the President.
One user wrote, "Your little bump stock ban has cost me money and destroyed freedom. You were supposed to help repeal the N.F.A. and not expand it. You were the first and last Republican I'll ever vote for. Never again." Another Twitter user wrote, "The bump-stock ban is only the beginning. Next, it will be certain mags. Just wait."
Thankfully, it isn't just the "Gun Owners of America" who is fighting against the ban, attorneys for an owner of a "bump stock" and three other advocacy organizations filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration's new rule. Erich Pratt of the Gun Owners of America organization said, "These regulations implicate Second Amendment rights, and courts should be highly suspect when an agency changes its ‘interpretation’ of a statute in order to impair the exercise of enumerated constitutional rights."
The new regulation will give bump stock owners until late March to either turn them into the government or destroy them, anyone who does not will be facing a felony. Tuesday, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker signed off on the new regulation and it is scheduled to take effect 90 days from the time it gets published in the Federal Register which could happen as soon as Friday.
In case your not clear on what a bump stock is, it is simply a device that replaces a regular stock with a stock that has some springloaded movement, almost like a device to cushion the kickback when a rifle is fired. What it allows the firearm owner to do is to hold their trigger finger in a stiff position, after the first shot is fired the recoil pushes the firearm back into your shoulder, but since the bump stock has some give, it pushes back against the recoil forcing the entire firearm forward and back into your stiff trigger finger.
This creates a perpetual cycle where one only has to keep their trigger finger stiff in order to rapidly fire a semi-automatic rifle. While it does allow for faster and easier firing of semi-automatic rifles, it does not turn it into a machine gun. This whole attack on the bump stock is costing gun owners hundreds of thousands of dollars and making a firearm accessory that they legally bought and paid taxes on illegal with no compensation.
The ATF says they expect not all owners will comply with the new rule and they are prepared to take action against those who don't. This is not going to end well. There will certainly be those who refuse to turn in their bump stocks so what is the government going to do? They are going to come to your house and take it by force and shoot you if they have to just to take a stupid device that was used ONE TIME in a mass shooting.
Make no mistake. Trump will lose support over this ban and it will certainly be a hot issue in the 2020 election.