Attorney General Sessions Announces Regulation Effectively Banning Bump Stocks

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Attorney General. Jeff Sessions ” After the senseless attack in Las Vegas, this proposed rule is a critical step in our effort to reduce the threat of gun violence that is in keeping with the Constitution and the laws passed by Congress.”

Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, clarifying that bump stocks fall within the definition of “machinegun” under federal law, as such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger.

In making the announcement, Attorney General Sessions made the following statement:

“Since the day he took office, President Trump has had no higher priority than the safety of each and every American,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “That is why today the Department of Justice is publishing for public comment a proposed rulemaking that would define ‘machinegun’ to include bump stock-type devices under federal law—effectively banning them.

After the senseless attack in Las Vegas, this proposed rule is a critical step in our effort to reduce the threat of gun violence that is in keeping with the Constitution and the laws passed by Congress.  I look forward to working with the President’s School Safety Commission to identify other ways to keep our country and our children safe, and I thank the President for his courageous leadership on this issue.”

On February 20, 2018, the President issued a memorandum instructing the Attorney General “to dedicate all available resources to… propose for notice and comment a rule banning all devices that turn legal weapons into machineguns.”

This NPRM is in response to that direction, and would make clear that the term “machinegun” as used in the National Firearms Act (NFA), as amended, and Gun Control Act (GCA), as amended, includes all bump-stock-type devices that harness recoil energy to facilitate the continuous operation of a semiautomatic long gun after a single pull of the trigger. If the NPRM is made final, bump-stock-type devices would be effectively banned under federal law and current possessors of bump-stock-type devices would be required to surrender, destroy, or otherwise render the devices permanently inoperable.

The comment period for the NPRM is 90 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.

To view the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking click here.

Please note:  This is the text of the Bump Stock Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) as signed by the Attorney General, but the official version of the NPRM will be as it is published in the Federal Register.”

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@Mike: The original device was a shoelace and when the individual was charged with a felony, by ATF, and taken into Federal Court, the judge asked him to explain how his “device” worked. He did and the judge not only dismissed the case but laughed ATF out of court along with the prosecutor. That’s when ATF had to first revise their definition.

That IS NOT the same as the Accelorator which operates differently and is currently illegal.

Mike
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Mike

So whats next after the ban on bump stocks? Belt loops? Isn’t that what inspired the design of the bump stock?

James E Riffe
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James E Riffe

Come on Trump and Sessions!!! You know this law is unconstitutional!! Leave our rights alone!!

Mark
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Mark

An unconstitutional law is not a law. When Tyranny becomes law, resistance becomes Duty. Tyrant Season is about to Open year round no limit !!!!!!

Tee
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Tee

How many We The People will be KILLED by the BATFE in the name of legal confiscation of a once Legal firearm accessory. Just like the MK-Ultra group at Waco. The One World Order Alien (Deep State) folks are chipping away at our Rights and Trump & Sessions is helping them. The U.S. Constitution states that a citizen cannot be deprived of property without due process and or appropriate compensation.

Rick
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Rick

Author of this piece is wrong. Call it what it is. Confiscation and a 90 day grace period to turn in a gun accessory to the government is not a ban!

tomcat
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tomcat

Like Vanns said be sure and comment to the ATF when the they make it available. There are a lot of good comments here and they need to be heard by “the powers to be”.

D. Hodges
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D. Hodges

It’s time for law abiding citizens to stop whining and start standing up for our rights. Talk is not going to do it any longer. We need action. We need a leader to spearhead a movement and we need to remember that the 2nd amendment was written to provide for a citizen Militia to overthrow the government if necessary. So, you may have to fight in other ways for your rights. Are you willing to do that? Because the government is not listening the the people that elected them.

Vanns40
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Vanns40

The comment period is VERY important. Please register your comments, be polite, tell them they are violating the law and you will never vote for an administration that so clearly ignores the Second Amendment and the Constitution. If tens of thousands register comments we can force them to back off. Now is NOT the time to sit back and just scream on Ammoland.

Matt in Oklahoma
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Matt in Oklahoma

They ain’t done anything to ILLEGAL immigrants but are passing this on law abiding American citizens. The fix is in and the agenda is still on

Wayne Roberts
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Wayne Roberts

The independent spirit that America was founded on has been loss and we are totally ruled by our Government.

Daniel F Shaffer
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Daniel F Shaffer

I hope SLIDE FIRE and a few other companies, to include NRA sue the federal government. Why is it every time, that we the law abiding gun owners get punished by the federal government when a gun incident happens by erratic deranged individual using rifles and pistol and the PC liberals scream bloody murder.

Mike Vichinsky
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Mike Vichinsky

The trigger has to be reset every time a round is fired.So they are not a full-time auto or machine gun! Leave our gun alone! If you do a crime ,you do the time.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

“… a memorandum instructing the Attorney General “to dedicate all available resources to… propose for notice and comment a rule banning all devices that turn legal weapons into machineguns.” This is either very clever or very hypocritical.

Douglas Kuykendall
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Douglas Kuykendall

Well on campaign trail Trump was for 2nd amendment,he was for banning ar’s back years ago.I know Hillary would not have been worth a shit,so we got to work with what we got until the next election

1AbominAble1
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1AbominAble1

Whatever happened to ex post facto ? How can they take something from you that you bought legally with consent ( ATF said they were fine in at least 3 different letters ) ? They couldn’t take the legally owned machine guns in 86′ for the same reason so if they’re “amending” that law how can they ignore ex post facto laws that prevent them from making you a criminal for doing something legally that they later deem to be illegal. This is total BS! Not just because they’re making another nonsensical ineffective restriction based on a knee jerk reaction… Read more »

proffromaz
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proffromaz

Hmmm, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_post_facto_law#United_States Seems that: “In the United States, Congress is prohibited from passing ex post facto laws by clause 3 of Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution. The states are prohibited from passing ex post facto laws by clause 1 of Article I, Section 10.” but, this most likely would be construed regulatory by the courts and not ex post facto: “Another example is the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban, where firearms prohibitions were imposed on those convicted of misdemeanor domestic-violence offenses and on subjects of restraining orders (which do not require criminal conviction). … regardless… Read more »

DAN III
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DAN III

ALCON,

Does the Deep State tyranny exercised by the weasel Sessions, surprise anyone ? Once again, an individual, fedgov bureaucrat making law without the debate and blessing of the fedgov legislature.

Now….when can we expect the weasel Sessions to indict Hillary Clinton ? Hahahahahahahahahaha ….!

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

I read the “regulation” = NEW LAW. It basically states that if you own a “bump-stock” you MUST destroy it or you will be arrested for having an BANNED/ILLEGAL WEAPON. There IS – – – NO grandfather clause!!!!!! This newly created faux law will make MANY LEGAL LAW ABIDING American CITIZENS – – – – CRIMINALS and/or FELONS. There MUST be a grandfather clause added for the THOUSANDS of current LEGAL owners who have purchased a “bump-stock” when it was LAWFUL and LEGALLY AVAILABLE. This RULE CHANGING must end. Let WE the PEOPLE vote on the “bump-stock” issue as the… Read more »

Ben
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Ben

That will be unconstitutional but I suppose the gestopo will arrest people in the mean time.