The issue is not bump stocks. “But the biggest issue that affects people without guns is the kind of precedent that it sets for property rights, Massie explained.”
The Trump administration’s recent decision to ban bump stock devices should concern you, even if you don’t own a bump stock or even a firearm, a conservative House member explains.
In an interview with Blaze Media, founding Second Amendment Caucus Chair Thomas Massie, R-Ky., explained how the recent decision sets terrible precedents for both gun owners and non-gun owners alike. The DOJ’s new ruling is factually incorrect about how bump stocks actually work. The agency said that the devices violate previous federal firearms laws because they supposedly “allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger.”
That’s not true. In reality, bump-firing a semi-automatic firearm still requires one trigger pull per round. The gun itself moves back and forth. And that doesn’t require a special stock to do.
“They started with the conclusion and changed the facts to match the conclusion that they wanted,” Massie said.
by Nate Madden