White House Petition Launched to Reverse the Bump Stock Ban

White House Petition Launched to Reverse the Bump Stock Ban

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- President Trump once said to a packed room of NRA members, “the war of the Second Amendment is over”.

With Trump's bump stock ban set to go into effect, the end of hostility towards the Second Amendment doesn't seem to be at an end. In fact, this new interpretation of the National Firearms Act goes beyond anything that Obama could have hoped to accomplish in his attacks on the Second Amendment.

A lot of gun owners feel betrayed by the Trump administration.

Gun owners were some of Presidents Trump's most stalwart supporters during his presidential campaign. We think that banning something because a murderer used it in a crime doesn't make us safer, but just turns law-abiding citizens into criminals.

A group of Second Amendment supporters has started a petition on the White House website hoping to convince the President that the bump stock ban is wrong and that he needs to reverse the problematic reinterpretation of the law.

Any petition that is submitted to the President from the whitehouse.gov website and receives more than 100,000 signatures within 30 days must get an official response from the White House within 60 days.

At the heart of the problem with the new ban is that it changes the current interpretation of the law without going through the proper steps of going through Congress. It accomplishes this feat by changing what is considered a machine gun. It is basically skipping Congress to make new laws.

This precedent is not only dangerous because of the dangers of a future president changing laws in the same way but activtist also point out that it could potentially violate the Constitution by violating the separation of powers since this is basically a new law.

Gun Owners of America is planning to sue over the new regulation on the grounds that the Department of Justice doesn't have the authority to write new laws.

“As written, this case has important implications for gun owners since, in the coming days, an estimated half a million bump stock owners will have the difficult decision of either destroying or surrendering their valuable property — or else risk felony prosecution,” Gun Owners of America Executive Director Erich Pratt said in a statement. “ATF’s claim that it can rewrite Congressional law cannot pass legal muster. Agencies are not free to rewrite laws under the guise of ‘interpretation’ of a statute, especially where the law’s meaning is clear.”

The writer of the petition worries that the government will be able to use this new-found power to rewrite any gun law in the future to outlaw other gun parts, or even certain guns themselves. They see this move by the Department of Justice and the ATF as an attack on the Second Amendment itself.

The creator is asking President Trump to overturn the new interpretation of the law and restore the Second Amendment.

At the time of this writing, the petition has 302 of the 100,000 signatures needed. The petition has until January 20th, 2019 to get the required number of signatures.

Readers can find and sign the petition on the White House website located at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reverse-bump-stock-ban-against-firearm-parts


About John CrumpJohn 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 leftist deplatforming methods and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on Facebook at realjohncrump, or at www.crumpy.com.

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    Mack The Knife
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    Mack The Knife

    The real battle begins in 2021. You all better wake up now, get it together, save your money and begin devising strategy for the real fight. If we keep throwing resources against lost causes how can we expect to fight confiscation in 2021?

    ras
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    ras

    Let’s look at the reality of the future of gun ownership. Unless gun owners can educate those who either have no interest in owning firearms, or have drunk the gun grabbers cool aid, the future of the 2nd Amendment as written by the Founders is in jeopardy. Remember, the 2016 election gave us a Republican held House, Senate, and a President whose platform contained a pro-second Amendment plank. Two years into this administration, not one pro gun bill has passed. The HPA and National Reciprocity Acts have all but died and will not be passed in our lifetime. Even Obama… Read more »

    Jack Mac
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    Jack Mac

    Our political institutions are considered exclusive invitation only social clubs by our elected. That’s why I will continue to support Trump, he was not invited. Both Republications and Democrats revel in each other as fellow elites in their member restrict club. This is why they want to expel and bar him. He is not their kind. He does not revel with snobs of unearned arrogance. He shakes their global views. He is the kind of people we need to bust up this club. Forcing current and future freeloading demigods not to deal with the American people as common. That we… Read more »

    K Tate
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    K Tate

    I belong to the NRA and I have never supported a ban on bump-stocks and I have never met one that did.

    William Flatt
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    William Flatt

    I am the author of the suit. I am a Life Member of GOA and also a Patriot level donor monthly. As of this morning the petition is just shy of 900 signatures. EVERYONE needs to share this with EVERY gun-owning friend, and share this petition and web address with EVERY GUN FORUM online!!

    Thanks to Ammoland for publishing this article, thanks for everyone’s support, and if you want to really kill this ban DEAD, please join GOA at http://gunowners.org and support the GOA/GOF lawsuit at https://gunowners.me/BumpStockDefenseFund

    Together, WE CAN DO THIS!!

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    Green Mtn. Boy
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    Green Mtn. Boy

    Done, thankfully GOA filed suit, while Negotiating Rights Away gave their blessing to the infringement of Americans’, and members’, rights.

    Richard
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    Richard

    Um I think you mean the NRA gave their blessing, because GOA never did..

    Dave in Fairfax
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    Dave in Fairfax

    That’s what he said.
    GOA, among others, filed suit. NRA enabled the regulation and is now trying to cover up.

    Mike
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    Mike

    Dicks Sporting Goods continuing boycott may cause them to close their Field and Stream stores. Not much left of Dicks other than stupid management

    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/dicks-sporting-goods-gun-purchase-restrictions-hurt-sales/

    ShutupRichard
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    ShutupRichard

    Its not a law if not passed by congress duh people.

    William Flatt
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    William Flatt

    The author was saying that BATF was reinterpreting the NFA, not that the ban was law.

    Patriot
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    Patriot

    GOA filed suite today! Go to their web site for more information and how you can help!

    John Dunlap
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    John Dunlap

    C’mon, people! I found, signed and shared this two days ago, and it still only has 421 signatures! Deadline is Jan. 20th. Get the word out!

    James Tiberous
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    James Tiberous

    I will still vote for Trump in 2020 because he will surely be the lesser of many evils… BUT… as you correctly point out “many gun owners feel betrayed” and I am one of them. The Senate not voting on National Reciprocity after it was passed by the House was one firm jab up the turd cutter with a red hot poker, the Bump Stock reversal was the second red hot poker. I’ll take a case of Tucks Medicated Pads to cool the burn and a Pro 2A POTUS for $500 Alex. With a GOP Chief Executive like Trump and… Read more »

    Bruce
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    Bruce

    I don’t feel betrayed by the president nor the NRA! Personally I don’t agree with the ban but I am not going to abandon my support of our president nor the ” biggest ” pro-gun rights organization in the ” world “! President Trump and all of us gun-owners will need lots of help next year with with the anti-gunners taking control of the US House. As far as National Reciprocity, I have no opinion either way, but I think it is a position to abandon because I don’t see it passing.

    John Dunlap
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    John Dunlap

    I also still support the President, and I signed the petition. Supporting him does not mean I approve of everything he’s done, nor does it mean that I will not voice that disapproval vigorously. This ban doesn’t just prohibit a silly and useless accessory; if it stands, it establishes a precedent for agencies such as the ATF to create and interpret regulations to ban anything they choose, ceding Congress’ exclusive power to make law to unelected bureaucrats. It’s the same sort of anti-Constitution pen and phone crap that Obama kept trying to pull. Trump is still surrounded by deep staters… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @John Dunlap, Good advice, patriot. I, too, found and signed the petition, and fired off a little missive to the Donald. MCAHNY, patriots.