Saturday, March 10, 2018

Under The Trump Administration: The Disarming of the American People Continues

The Trump administration on Saturday began the process to ban bump stocks through regulatory action, reports The Hill.

“The Department of Justice has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a notice of a proposed regulation to clarify that the National Firearms and Gun Control Act defines ‘machinegun’ to include bump stock type devices,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) submitted a notice of a regulation regarding the definition of "machinegun" in the National Firearms Act and Gun Control Act and proposing to include "bump stock type devices, and that federal law accordingly prohibits the possession, sale, or manufacture of such devices."

By the time they come for us, we will be reduced to broomsticks.

  -Robert Wenzel 

(ht Felix Bronstein)


  1. Possession? Seriously? They are going to confinscate them? There are thousands of them!
    If you have a bump stock, please google bump fire triggers, and get one. Now, if you are able. Some are better than others, do a little homework.
    Does the Her Trump tell us what we are to do for those who have one? If we care that is?
    Freaking jackass.

  2. I am aware of the concept of a slippery slope. I theoretically oppose greater gun control. Even so I don't see that banning bump stocks is much of a concern. How many people own a bump stock in Arizona? 1,000, 10,000? How useful are they? Bump stocks presumably have been around for decades and until Las Vegas I haven't heard of them.

    Should you, Robert Wenzel, spend time to write 6 articles on how awful Donald Trump's efforts to ban bump stocks? I say no. There are plenty of issues where Donald Trump has either a bad position or has taken bad actions.

    1. Idk I think it’s pretty important to point out that even on issues where he was supposedly good (or at least “better than Hillary”) he’s turning out to be a disaster.

      We all knew he would be horrible on trade. It’s a lot more surprising that he’s also grabbing people’s guns.

    2. I love this guy. I'm aware of the slippery slope and all but this isn't THAT slippery...

  3. Maybe Trump knows bump stocks are a BS issue anyway. Any competent woodworker, machinist, or a guy with a 3D printer can make a bump stock. It's not like ATF agents are going to be at gun ranges looking for a 'bump stock'. The Democrats show themselves idiots each and every time when they try to codify cosmetics.

    1. Re: The Lab Mismanager,

      --- Maybe Trump knows bump stocks are a BS issue anyway. ---

      One of these days you're going to find yourself out on some street, buck naked, under a freezing rain, while telling yourself "Trump isn't really interested in my pants and wallet! I'm sure he's coming back any minute now, ane we'll both have a good laugh over the whole thing!"