GOA Files Suit Against ATF’s Illegal & Unconstitutional Bump Stock Ban

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Gun Owners of America (GOA) and its Foundation (GOF) filed suit today against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms &; Explosives (ATF) for their regulations on bump stocks.

Springfield, VA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners of America (GOA) and its Foundation (GOF) filed suit today against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) for their regulations on bump stocks.

Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America said, “Our suit challenges the legality of ATF’s action and asks for an injunction to stop enforcement of the regulations.

“These dangerous regulations can go much farther than just bump stocks. The goal of the anti-gun left is, ultimately, not just banning bump stocks, but, rather, putting ‘points on the board’ toward its goal of banning civilian ownership of all firearms.”

The suit is filed strategically in the Western District of Michigan, and GOA is joined by other pro-gun groups and individuals.

“Not coincidentally, Michigan is located within the jurisdiction of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals — a circuit which is not only very pro-gun, but also has been more skeptical of illegal government regulatory actions than many other circuits in the country,” Pratt stated.

“GOA is happy to announce that the Virginia Citizens Defense League has joined the suit as a plaintiff — as well as Tim from the Military Arms Channel and GOA’s Texas state director Rachel Malone,” Pratt continued. “And I’m pleased to report that several state gun organizations, such as the Oregon Firearms Federation and BamaCarry, have contacted GOA and will be contributing financially, and by other means, to this case.

For more information about the suit, please see here.

Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesman, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over 1.5 million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA's Newsroom.


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Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesman, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over 1.5 million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA's Newsroom.

  • 17 thoughts on “GOA Files Suit Against ATF’s Illegal & Unconstitutional Bump Stock Ban

    1. A higher priority should be ground-breaking legislation that introduces strict liability for the pharma mfg and doctors prescribing the mental pills to the mass murderers. There is a clear and direct correlation, and even a profit motive and gross negligence.

    2. Well, say goodbye to the GOA. Shouldn’t take the US Treasury backed government lawyers long to drain their coffers.
      One less advocate standing along in stead of together to fight gun confiscation in 2021.
      Divided we’ll fall one at a time. Just playing into the lefts hands. What a bunch of idiots!!!

    3. The ban was designed to be sent to the courts. Pres. Trump and Wayne are not stupid.
      Put schematics of a full auto AR and a semi auto AR side by side, you do not have to be an engineer or firearms expert to see that parts are missing from the semi auto rifle and it can not fire full auto no matter what.

      Next look at the Abstract for US Patent # 8127658B1

      Method of shooting a semi-automatic firearm ( YES Semi Automatic Firearm)

      Abstract
      A method for rapidly firing a semi-automatic firing unit (22) having a trigger (24), a receiver (21) and a barrel (23). The firing unit (22) is placed in a handle (20) so as to enable only reciprocating linear movement along a constrained linear path (P). The user grasps the handle (20) and places their trigger finger (74) firmly on a finger rest (70). In use, the user generates a forward activation force (200) that urges the firing unit (22) forwardly so that the trigger (24) collides with the stabilized finger (74), stimulating the first round of ammunition in the receiver (21). A recoil force (202) from the discharging ammunition pushes the firing unit (22) rearwardly so that the trigger (24) separates from the stabilized finger (74). The intensity of the forward activation force (200) can be varied by the user on-the-fly to proportionally change the firing tempo.

    4. GOA WILL LOSE! I like the GOA but this ACCESSORY DEVICE like higher cap magazines, folding stocks, etc. in some states is probably (for sure) not protected by the Second Amendment. Once it goes into serious enforcement, it will be easy to track the sales/owners unless the makers all magically somehow lose all sales and shipping info.–get ready for jail time. And, during the appeal process will a TRO be quickly issued against the ATF regarding any legal action on owners until the case is adjudicated? If not, then the owners have got themselves into a hell of a mess if they have not destroyed or turned in these things–may as well have an illegal machine gun–not good if caught!

      1. I just asked in another Ammoland post why I should support GOA, this answers my question! If you don’t at least file suit and try you lose by default. GOA is at least trying! Good For GOA!

    5. Hey Liberals, here’s a message for you:

      People shouldn’t be allowed to have bump stocks. Furthermore, people shouldn’t be allowed to own guns… IF they Intend to use them to commit a crime.

      Let me translate that for you… we don’t have a gun problem- we have a PEOPLE problem.

      Introduce legislation immediately to ban THEM instead.

      1. Hey fudd, people SHOULD be allowed to have bump stocks, and it’s not the purview of the BATF to rewrite federal law. The NRA stabbed gun owners in the back when they demanded this of Trump, as they usually stab us in the back!

        You need to do some homework before you type sh!t and hit ‘post comment’!!

        1. @WF, the Constitutionally illiterate, libtard trolls are out in force, this morning. The whole “allowed” notion is absent from the powers and authorities of the federal government. Allowed is not in any of the Amendments. “Allowed” is a hold over notion from little Jimmy’s and little Philly’s mother being in charge of them.
          The Constitution was written by learned men not someone’s mother.

        2. Hey Flatthead

          If you’re the one calling me “fudd” ( and I hope you’re not)- them maybe you’re the one needing do do the homework- inasmuch as my obvious intent was to illustrate the obvious misdirection of the Liberals efforts to ban everything even remotely able to inflict harm.

          And also- using profanities on a public forum is very low class.

    6. 2nd – ” Shall Not Be Infringed” thank you for challenging these unconstitutional executive orders . The real criminals are Democrats and Repubicans that introduce and try to ram this bullshit down our throats . .

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