GOA Requests Stay of Enforcement of Bump Stock Ban at SCOTUS

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Springfield, VA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners of America (GOA) has requested that the Supreme Court issue a stay of enforcement of the bump stock ban.

“We have been informed by the Court that the government has been asked to respond,” Erich Pratt, executive director of GOA said. “Then we will have an opportunity to respond. We are hoping for a decision soon.”

“GOA opposes this ban for several reasons. First, the ban represents an arbitrary and illegal reversal by a federal agency which for years has ruled bump stocks to be legal firearm accessories. Federal law is clear and does not apply to bump stocks.

“Second, the regulation as written endangers the legality of semi-automatic rifles, as the ATF’s new regulations open the door to further legal manipulation to ban these common rifles in the future.

“Finally, the ban violates the Constitution’s Takings Clause, forcing the destruction of property of law-abiding individuals without compensation.

“Regardless of what happens this week, GOA will continue to challenge the ATF bump stock ban in the Sixth Circuit and believe that our case against the ban is compelling.”


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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.

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John
John
2 years ago

The Supremes did not rule one way or the other – they merely are allowing the case challenging the ATF’s decision to redefine bumpstocks “administratively” as machine guns, and other related issues, to move through the lower Courts.

What we have pending this adjudication, which is unjust as hell, is activity by the citizenry engaged in legal commerce with the blessing of the ATF now being retroactively deemed illegal by the same ATF with criminal penalties attached to the once legal commerce.

A citizen can not trust what any alphabet agency says, period, that is the take away here!

tomcat
tomcat
2 years ago

Sorry but SCOTUS let us down once again and said they would not hear the case on bump stocks or rule against the President. Thanks to GOA for trying, though. They took the stand and fought it to as high as it could go. There sure are a lot of criminals out there since the date to turn them in has passed. I don’t know about the rest of you but this example makes me uneasy that this is an example our rights and our Constitution is going down the tube. It is very possible that Trump didn’t think these… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  tomcat

@Tcat, not so fast, brother. Neither issue has been decided yet.

willy d
willy d
2 years ago

G R; What I see with the Bump-Stocks is that this ban will only open the aftermarket manufacturing of gun parts to almost any add on parts being subject to all kinds of restrictions and law suits !!!!!! This unit doesn’t in any way make a full auto-machine gun out of a semi-automatic gun, it only increases the rate of fire but the trigger has to be pulled for each round, if they want to check it out get a diagram of a machine gun and see the difference, of coarse that would take some form of brain matter to… Read more »

Paul Ftich
Paul Ftich
2 years ago

Let’s look at this realistically. It is POSSIBLE that one (or more) criminals possibly – the ATF wasn’t given permission by the FBI to examine the weapons – used a “bumpstock” in ONE (1) crime. Based on this, the President ordered a clerk to change a law and threatened as many as 500,000 American citizens with 10 years in Federal Prison and likely financial ruin. Without going into the numerous Constitutional violations of this ban, just the thought that the President can order a clerk to change a law and make felons of half a million citizens should be so… Read more »

Tim Lane
Tim Lane
2 years ago

Thank you GOA ……

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious
2 years ago

New Zealand just got owned by an un-named racist terrorist… congrats, you let the criminal win. Bump stocks do not turn a self-loading rifle into a machine gun -as the trigger resets after EVERY shot. Let’s look at something that would apply to more people: improper motor vehicle usage leads to MANY MORE deaths than guns. Are you all ready to surrender your vehicles because they have the capacity to cause death in the hands of a mentally imbalanced person or terrorist? No? You don’t want to substitute your freedoms for the ‘safety of the innocent public’? Yeah, I didn’t… Read more »

Tycho Galileo
Tycho Galileo
2 years ago

Bump stocks are obviously intended to dodge regulations against automatic weapons. The only thing surprising about this change is that it took so long for it to get implemented.

hippybiker
hippybiker
2 years ago
Reply to  Tycho Galileo

Tycho, a bump stock is a toy! Also,for your information, most of us can bump fire just about any semi auto firearm without the toy. Even if one was used in the Vegas melee, which I and other knowledgeable gun people question, it would be the only time one has been used. Me thinks this whole thing is nothing more than political overreaction and overkill!

Patriot
Patriot
2 years ago
Reply to  Tycho Galileo

Funny, haven’t seen any evidence of criminals destroying or turning
In their bump stocks and I don’ think we ever will since criminals by nature do not comply with laws! Once again only a gun law that adversely infringes on the law abiding citizens?

Brad
Brad
2 years ago
Reply to  Tycho Galileo

STUPID

Gregory Romeu
Gregory Romeu
2 years ago
Reply to  Tycho Galileo

You obviously have NO idea what you are talking about nor do you understand the overall implications behind this faux, “BAN”.

Patriot
Patriot
2 years ago
Reply to  Gregory Romeu

Yes, now what is next as this really opens the door?

Quatermain
Quatermain
2 years ago
Reply to  Tycho Galileo

Unconstitutional, illegal, laws will always be worked around or ignored.

Vanns40
Vanns40
2 years ago
Reply to  Tycho Galileo

“Dodge regulations”? I see, like Trump dodging the meaning of words when he told ATF to change the definition of an item that fires semiautomatic to fully automatic? That kind of dodging? Or when Trump said “take the guns now we’ll worry about the courts later”? That kind of dodging the meaning of the words “due process”?

Son_of_Liberty
Son_of_Liberty
2 years ago
Reply to  Tycho Galileo

And any regulation against ANY small arm is obviously an infringement on the 2nd amendment, literally by definition.

You libtards need to pick up a dictionary every now and then. Or better yet, just move out.

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
2 years ago

If indeed the SCOTUS first duty is the Constitution the stay is a no brain decision.

m.
m.
2 years ago

degrading, nauseating that permission has to be granted. should be automatic while the bs is being hashed out. should be like bail.

Gregory Romeu
Gregory Romeu
2 years ago
Reply to  m.

No, there shouldn’t be ANY meandering about on this or any other gun issues whatsoever. WE, THE PEOPLE hol;d the cards, we are just too busy burying our faces in sports, the woman on the next bar stool and being allowed to let the government dumb us down and turn us complacent. NO RIGHT is FREE… We MUST fight for ALL of them!