Well, it looks like gun owners are going to be the sacrificial lamb yet again, as both the Trump administration and the NRA have decided to push for unconstitutional ATF/DOJ gun control regulations.
On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose a regulation to make bump-stocks for guns illegal, something neither one has the constitutional power to do.
“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,’” Trump said at a Medal of Valor event at the White House, addressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “I expect these regulations to be finalized, Jeff, very soon,” Trump said.
Earlier in the day, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump ordered the Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to review bump fire stocks, which she said had been completed. She said movement on that front would take place shortly. “The President, when it comes to that, is committed to ensuring that those devices are — again I’m not going to get ahead of the announcement, but I can tell you that the President doesn’t support use of those accessories,” Sanders said.
Ironically, the NRA – the lying ass bastards who claim to protect the second amendment, but really only care about fundraising – fully supports the Bump Stock regulations.
“The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,” NRA leaders Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox said last October, shortly after the Las Vegas shooting.
Of course, they stop short of calling for legislation banning the bump stock; they instead support Trump’s illegal and unconstitutional attempt to push the regulation using the ATF to circumvent congress and the constitution.
Trump Administration Signals more Gun Control is coming
“We can do more to protect our children,” he said, during a White House ceremony. “We must do more to protect our children.”
During Tuesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about a proposed “assault weapons” ban and said, “We haven’t closed the door on any front.”
Sanders on whether Trump supports a ban on assault weapons: “I don’t have any specific announcements but we haven’t closed the door on any front” https://t.co/VkPYhoBuJI
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 20, 2018
Sanders went on to say “the next several days and weeks” will witness conversations on where changes in current laws might be made.
The slippery slope to Losing our Gun Rights
So what’s next? Of course, we will have the wishy-washy Republicans fully supporting this unconstitutional regulation, but once you open this door, it’s a door that can’t be shut.
For the record, I actually think Bump Stocks are stupid; but the Trump administration has no constitutional right to ban them.
Executive Director Erich Pratt, of Gun Owners of America — an actual gun rights organization who doesn’t back down like the pussies over at the NRA — opposes the ban saying back in October, “Any type of ban will be ignored by criminals and only serve to disarm honest citizens.”
Every gun owner needs to pay attention here, whether you like Bump Stocks or not because the GOA is right on this one.
If the ATF can regulate bump stocks, then they can regulate triggers, bolts, magazines, and any other accessory they want.
If the ATF can regulate bump stocks, then they can regulate triggers, bolts, magazines — and more.
TAKE ACTION: Don’t let the ATF Open the Door for More Gun Control: https://t.co/eq482huK83 pic.twitter.com/PZijMKawDa
— GOA (@GunOwners) January 11, 2018
Gun Owners of America Statement on Pres. Trump Bump Stock Memo
Springfield, VA – President Donald Trump released a memo to direct the attorney general to seek comments on a rule purporting to ban bump stocks. The memo, states, in part:
“Today, I am directing the Department of Justice to dedicate all available resources to complete the review of the comments received, and, as expeditiously as possible, to propose for notice and comment a rule banning all devices that turn legal weapons into machineguns.”
In light of Trump’s action, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America (GOA) Erich Pratt issued the following statement:
“If President Donald Trump’s goal is to ban bump stocks, then that is a gross infringement of Second Amendment rights. GOA has long warned that such a ban can easily be applied to triggers, magazines, or semi-automatic firearms.
“Furthermore, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has ruled multiple times that bump stocks do not convert semi-automatic firearms into fully-automatic firearms. Converting semi-automatic firearms into fully-automatic firearms is already illegal under federal law.
“Additionally, a ban on bump stocks would ignore the ATF’s previous public comment period that garnered over a hundred thousand comments, which were overwhelmingly anti-regulation.
“Banning bump stocks will not stop criminals from getting guns, but it can be used by gun controllers to ban triggers, magazines, and semi-automatic firearms.
“While Trump ran as a pro-gun candidate, this action does not appear to line up with his campaign rhetoric. Instead of further restricting the right to keep and bear arms, Trump should urge Congress to pass H.R. 34, which would repeal gun-free school zones, an issue Trump campaigned on.
“Regardless of Trump’s future actions on bump stocks, Gun Owners of America remains committed to fighting any bump stock ban or regulation — including the use of legal action.”
I haves also heard the gun grabbing left is pushing for the age limit to buy an AR15 to 221.Very unfair. A young person can go to war at age 18, but would not be able to own a weapon less dangerous until they turn 221. How stupid is that? I fought hard to get the voting age for 18 year olds, because at 18 we could be drafted, but could not vote
So why not return the voting age back to 221.And the ability to drive a car to 21 years old. Fight fire with fire.
221? seriously? and you used it repeatedly. is it sarcasm, or are you just stupid. it’s so hard to tell nowadays.
Dang phone adds a number every time. 21 is what I typed.
I tried warning people that his was coming. I like a lot of what Trump has done but we can’t afford to blindly follow him like the left did with Obama. I have a bad feeling he is really a plant, and that a lot of us have been fooled on both sides. The left is retarded so it’s easy to convince them to hate him, but the right is easy to fool becuase the second the left hates something themroght blindly follows. Unfortunately both sides are too stupid to see they are both being played.
One of the only articles I’ve seen on this that makes sense, and doesn’t pretend this is some master move by Trump to fool the Democrats.
I’m so sick of the NRA can do nothing wrong crowd that allows this crap. Sorry, but when you hire a whore like Dana Loesch who used to work for Hillary and the Democrats and expect us to believe she’s a conservative gun owner I mean come on. I know a lot of idiots think she’s one of us, but wake up people. Do two seconds of research, half of these fuckers former Democrat operatives. Loesch was a pro-abortion democrat activist who switched over to the Glenn Beck crowd because her hipster steroid freak husband told her she could make more money swinging the bobbies in front of conservatives.
Irony, isn’t it grand?
Gave up on the NRA years ago, I’ll not send them money to have a Right that shall not be infringed bargained with, nor get offers of cheap chinese crap in exchange for donations of my money that I busted my butt for.
When I was in the military our M-16s were locked up in the arms room as they had but one purpose, kill the enemy. Why some gun owners need a semi automatic assault rifle is beyond me. I’m fine with my lever action 30-06, and my bolt action 30-30. Personally I feel the assault rifles and bump stocks should be banned. I still have plenty of options
for hunting a home defense. Screw all you wannabe Rambos that feel you need an AR or AK.
Some gun owners like to hunt with AR-15’s. But the main thing is that the Constitution codified our God given right to “posses the sword and all other terrible implements of war.” Do a little research on the history of the American revolution.Also,if you are prior military, then you took an oath to defend that Constitution, an oath before God does not expire when you muster out.
I didn’t say all guns should be banned just military style assault rifles. I f you need a semi auto to hunt your a poor shot indeed. I know my oath and I still take it seriously. Our founding Fathers had no idea back then how weapons would evolve from one shot muskets to semi automatic to automatic weapons. I’m not anti gun just anti military assault rifles and bump stocks. It is what it is!
Lol, you are just spewing the same leftist rhetoric. Do your homework, they had quite a bit more than one shot musket. Jefferson had a rifle that shot 22 rounds in a minute. Girardoni Air Rifle…
Tell me one branch of the service that refers to any weapon system in any manual as ” assault weapon”? former military my ass!
Your an idiot! First, those other guns you have will also be taken away by executive action; Second, the second amendment was not intended to protect you from local criminals, it was intended to protect you from our own government that is out of control and extremely dangerous and violent if it comes to that. The government will attack you with the military and you will try to stop them with your little pee shooter while they rape your wife and little girls! If you don’t think that’s true than move to south africa or maybe venezuela!
What is the phone number for for NRA? I want to call them and tell them to cancel my membership.
What a suprise. Anyone who has lived in NYC knows Trump was an antigen democrat until he wanted to run for president. He would like nothing better than to have NYC gun control though out america.
Antigun, damn spell check.
Can these laws be taken to the supreme court for review ?