December 26, 2018
Currently, GOF has filed a lawsuit against the ATF and DOJ to stop their ban on bump stocks. A successful challenge in this case will prevent a future anti-gun president from using these regs to ban AR-15s and other semi-automatic firearms. Please help support this lawsuit to preserve our rights by contributing here.
The GOA/GOF suit questions the unconstitutional breadth of ATF’s language. The ATF states: “...these devices convert an otherwise semiautomatic firearm into a machinegun.”
But hold on a minute. If the bump stock converts an AR-15 into a machinegun, then AR-15s could be next on the chopping block.
After all, there are other items which can help bump fire an AR-15: rubber bands, belt loops, etc.
So if bump firing an AR-15 turns it into a machine gun, then according to these ATF regs, the next anti-gun administration will have a choice: To either ban rubber bands or ban AR-15s.
Which one do you think they’ll choose?
As soon as the next anti-gun Democrat is elected to the presidency -- whether it’s Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders -- you can bet that it will take advantage of Trump’s precedential “semi-auto ban.”
Finally, there is no “grandfather clause” or lengthy phase-in to the ATF’s action.
Unless you destroy or surrender your bump stock within 90 days (with no compensation whatsoever) and sign a form saying you waive all your constitutional rights, the ATF is claiming that you are a felon -- subject to 10 years in prison.
You can help support GOA’s lawsuit against ATF
You may or may not own a bump stock. You may or may not like bump stocks.
But you can bet that the goal of gun grabbers is, ultimately, not just banning bump stocks, but, rather, putting “points on the board” toward its goal of banning civilian ownership of all firearms.
As you can see, there’s a lot riding on this case, and we’re expecting the legal costs to be massive.
So we need gun owners to rally behind this case!