FPC Calls President Trump’s ‘Bump Stock’ Ban “Lawless”

An act of pure evil," said President Trump of the atrocity in Las Vegas, invoking our ancient faith: "Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
An act of pure evil,” said President Trump of the atrocity in Las Vegas, invoking our ancient faith: “Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

SACRAMENTO, CA-(Ammoland.com)- FPC has released the following statement regarding President Trump’s new demand for gun control and a ban on legal firearm parts:

Yesterday, President Donald Trump said that he signed “a memo” directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to declare firearm parts, like so-called “bump stock” devices, to be illegal “machineguns” without due process or a legal basis in the statutes for doing so.

Just as we opposed the lawless manner in which President Obama often ruled by ‘pen-and-a-phone’ executive fiat, and we likewise object to and resist President Trump’s outrageous lawlessness here.

Last month, FPC submitted a formal letter of opposition to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ advanced noticed of proposed rulemaking on the “Application of the Definition of Machinegun to Bump Fire Stocks and Other Similar Devices.”

In our comments, we explained that the “DOJ and BATFE clearly lack the statutory authority to re-define the targeted devices as ‘machineguns’,” and that these ATF-approved and legally-possessed devices could not be regulated firearms under the statutes.

Today’s order makes clear that the Trump Administration will leave FPC and law-abiding gun owners no choice but to seek a judicial remedy. It is time for the People to wrestle back control of its policies from runaway executive branch officials and eliminate the “jiggery-pokery” of made-up judicial constructs like agency deference under cases like Encino Motorcars v. Navarro, Auer v. Robbins, and Chevron v. NRDC.

Regardless of the venue, the American peoples’ fundamental human rights—and lawfully-possessed private property—are not up for debate. As the Supreme Court held in its landmark, but too-often ignored, D.C. v. Heller decision, “The very enumeration of the right takes out of the hands of government—even the Third Branch of Government—the power to decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon.”

If the Republican-held House and Senate, and President Donald Trump, choose to act on new gun control over the pro-gun rights legislation that the American people were promised in 2016, they will have shown the voters that neither major political party cares about their rights or the Constitution—and that the only real, civil option left is a new constitutional amendment.


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Firearms Policy Coalition (www.firearmspolicy.org) is a 501(c)4 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

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He did not ban anything, read this again, he did not ban anything, he has NO AUTHORITY to do that, this is what he really did: (btw, this is going to buy a lot of time) Trump did not ban anything, he can’t do that. He asked DOJ to study the bump stock, Sen Feinstein said BATF can’t ban them, it will end up in courts for years. Trump signed a memorandum directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose new regulations that would ban devices that can effectively turn legal weapons into machine guns. We all know any bump stock… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Looks like Donald Trump is determined to become a one term president, unless he has some other thing up his sleeve. Trump is making a lot of repubs and democrats mighty happy.

oldvet
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oldvet

@WB…Checkout Trumps tweets he is saying things a lot different to what is being broadcast on the news media . I personally did not hear him say ban bump-stocks, but I did hear him say “things that make semi auto’s into machine guns” which is already covered in law .

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@OV Sadly I can not check out tweets: (

GomeznSA
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GomeznSA

Sigh. ‘bump stocks’, belt loops, nor shoe strings (the original way to ‘bump fire’ as I understand the technique) do NOT convert semi-auto rifles – of any design – or pistols, into “machine guns” Those bump fired weapons STILL fire one shot per trigger pull – albeit much faster than most of us can pull that trigger without that mechanical leverage. It seems to me that DJT is to some extent being caught up in the media hysteria to ‘do something’ and is also getting VERY bad advice.

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Dave Brown

As a gun owner, CC, Draft Card Carrying, Vote, u r so out of touch you have become the problem. Try joining in The Solution. It won’t pay as well, but you will have a real purpose to be here.

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As per the Second Amendment – – – No more INFRINGEMENT upon LEGAL LAW ABIDING American CITIZENS. All the “laws on the books” are to no avail – – when they are not enforced. If a particular accessory, such as a ridiculous inaccurate “bump-stock” is a “danger” to all Americans, then SPECIFICALLY STATE WHY THAT ITEM SHOULD BE REGULATED, NOT BANNED. What a SLIPPERY slide is made when A rule or regulation IS inaccurately and purposely left vague and undefined and is left muddied so it can be interpreted to cover multiple ways and it can cover items which were… Read more »

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Green Mtn. Boy

If I’m not mistaken executive orders are across the executive branches only,if that is correct then this proclamation by the president holds no water for we the people.

As far as the courts go,this from Prof.Jacobson doesn’t hold much promise.

2nd Amendment rights are under attack, but don’t count on the Supreme Court

https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/02/2nd-amendment-rights-are-under-attack-but-dont-count-on-the-supreme-court/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LegalInsurrection+%28Le·gal+In·sur·rec·tion%29