Democrats Intro Automatic Gun-Fire Prevention Act to Ban Gun Parts

By John Crump

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Democrats Intro Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act to Ban Gun Parts
John Crump
John Crump

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who is no stranger to anti-gun legislation, has introduced a bill to close what she refers to as the “automatic weapon loophole.”

The Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act would outlaw such devices as bump stocks, trigger cranks, binary, and any other instrument that would speed up the rate of fire for a semi-automatic rifle.

10,000’s of owners of these devices would have 180 days to get rid of them or risk being in violation of the law. When reading through the text of the bill, there seems to be no grandfather clause.

Without a grandfather clause, it would make Americans choose between having their rights violated or risk being charged with a crime.

The bill seems overly broad as well. It bans everything that can speed up the rate of fire of a semiautomatic gun. It is not clear if this will include standard aftermarket trigger with a lighter pull than stock triggers because that does speed up the rate fire. The only group that could still access these parts would be the military and police which both do not use these components.

The bill has other notable co-sponsors such as Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.). With any anti-gun legislation, those names are usually attached to it in some way. What is surprising the bill seems to be gathering steam with Republicans.

Republican Support

In addition to the 26 Democratic senators that signed on to support the bill some Republicans said they would support its passage such as Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) who told reporters “I have no problem banning those.” Most Republicans are not as vocal about supporting the legislation as Johnson, but it seems that some are leaning that way.

These Republicans didn’t come out in full support of the bill but said they would be open to it like Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) who said. “You can’t buy a chain-fed machine gun in the United States today. There’s a reason for that. And I want to make sure that nobody has access to that if that’s the law of the land.” Another Senator, John Thune (R-S.D.), also came out and said he would look into these devices.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tex) called for hearing into bump stocks and other devices. It is not only gathering steam in the Senate, but there are Republicans in the house that seems to be bending. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told The Wall Street Journal that “anything that would try to make it an automatic weapon would need greater scrutiny.”

The chances of this bill moving on are still slim with staunch second amendment supporters such as Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee in the Senate. There is an even smaller chance of the bill making it through the House Of Representatives, but that doesn’t mean that it is doomed to fail.

With pressure being put on Senators from anti-gun groups and the media it would only take a few to flip for new gun laws to be enacted.

Gun owners and constitutionalist can do their part by contacting their Senators and Representatives  ( United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 ) to implore them not to support this draconian bill. We must urge them not to trample on our liberty because of the actions of a madman.

Benajim Franklin said, “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither. He who would trade liberty for some temporary security deserves neither liberty nor security.”

About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%’ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at www.crumpy.com.

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grnberet
grnberet
4 years ago

Will all these items become “undocumented” and then will the Deamoncrats and Rinos support them,

Keith Dorset
Keith Dorset
4 years ago

This has the typical California brand all over it. It is a rewording of the Cali magazine ban. No grandfather, no ownership of existing, must surrender confiscation, overly convoluted, ambiguous legalese, penalties that instantly make thousands of otherwise upstanding citizens felons. And a judge has stayed it for all the above reasons and it is under current litigation. These are tyrants who want no opposition to their armed oppression. Every Republican who backs it should be considered the the same odious category.

tomcat
tomcat
4 years ago

VOTE them out of office even if you have to hold your nose and register as a republican if you have to and do not like the republicans.

James
James
4 years ago
Reply to  tomcat

Voting is what got us into this situation.

Do you really believe more voting will get us out of this situation?

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
4 years ago
Reply to  James

Actually, NOT voting is what got us into this situation. Get your facts straight.

Alan
Alan
4 years ago

Re NRA ” flexibility” on the latest anti gun idiocy, mind the device is not a firearm, has the NRA no sense of history, does it lack historical memory? If so, how come?

Alan
Alan
4 years ago

Does the hogwash never end?

Jody Whaley
Jody Whaley
4 years ago

The thing is if you ban these items, then you need to ban Automobiles and Planes . Because they destroy lives too,But know one wants to ban these . Why ? All weight thats when certain people get blamed and not what they used . Sorry but its the truth.

Carl R Bartell
Carl R Bartell
4 years ago

What a bunch of morons we have in Congress and broadcasting our news. Outlawing bumpfire stocks. Another knee jerk reaction by the uninformed. Don’t they realize (or even care) that all that is needed to bumpfire an AR or AK style rifle is a belt loop. That’s right, loop a thumb into a belt loop and pull as you squeeze the trigger, and you have a bumpfire weapon. What will these Einsteins do next, outlaw belt loops on pants? Or for more safety, just outlaw pants altogether. Idiots!

Don L. Bailey
Don L. Bailey
4 years ago

I fear democrats and liberals much more than any of the firearms they bash.

Crotalus Maxximus
Crotalus Maxximus
4 years ago

I would be open to making them be registered as AOW ‘s . My $20 trigger crank will go up in value just like the pre86 machine guns.

Mark Are
Mark Are
4 years ago

Expost facto “laws” are illegal under the Constitution…oh wait…WHAT CONSTITUTION. Just look at what has been done to the “2nd amendment” over the years: The NEW Second Amendment of the amended US Bill of Rights… (sorry, we no longer follow “proper procedure” for amending these pain in the butt listed rights) A well regulated militia being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed EXCEPT: You are buying the firearms for yourself. EXCEPT: you are under indictment or information for a felony for which the judge… Read more »

Boz
Boz
4 years ago
Reply to  Mark Are

I don’t have a Problem with the one that bans a Felon from owning, buying or having a gun on his person. No individual that was dumb enough to break the law to become a felon should have those rights. I’m a big Supporter of the 2nd Amendment and NRA but no felon should be able to own a gun….they gave up their rights when they decided to be a dumbass

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
4 years ago
Reply to  Mark Are

Next flight to Canada departs in 10 minutes. You won’t be missed. Buh-bye!

Jtx
Jtx
4 years ago

I can dump a mag with my finger faster than bumpfire stocks can. I had a friend come to my range to shoot last year he brought a slidefire brand stock thinking it was cool turned out he couldnt hit a target at even 50 yards with it. And it only worked when it wanted to. Are they gonna outlaw fingers, beltloops and shoe strings?;because thats how bumpfiring used to happen before these stocks came out. Lets just be glad he diddnt shoot the car full of tannerite and get that banned too lord knows that was the plan.

Jolly Green Maggot
Jolly Green Maggot
4 years ago
Reply to  Jtx

Baloney! Even Jerry got outrun by a bumpstock (barely).

John Sihocky
John Sihocky
4 years ago

Some Republicans jumping on the Bloomberg/Clinton train.

Don L. Bailey
Don L. Bailey
4 years ago
Reply to  John Sihocky

John Sihocky, Who are these people who call themselves Republicans when they have failed to look at the broader issues of the liberal’s agenda goal to do away with the 2nd Amendment? These are the very same RINO’s who identify with the liberal democrats than they do with the rest of the conservatives who remain so.