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Bump stock ban, guns etc, moved from general.

mongo

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Department of Justice moves to ban bump stocks, classifying them as 'machine guns' under federal law

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So off topic, but since it will be moved I'll respond (note: I'm not a gun/ bump stock proponent/ opponent)

1. This seems a clear case of the (edit) judical executive branch rewriting laws (legislative branch role). If you want to ban them, do it right process wise.

The term “machinegun” means any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.

2. The effect produced by a bump stock can be replicated though simple application of a common personal item.

3. Bump firing can be done on pretty much any (edit) semi-automatic rifle as-is.

Edit: corrected per fact checking from ggr. Thanks mod!
 
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So off topic, but since it will be moved I'll respond (note: I'm not a gun/ bump stock proponent/ opponent)

1. This seems a clear case of the judical branch rewriting laws (legislative branch role). If you want to ban them, do it right process wise.

The term “machinegun” means any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.

2. The effect produced by a bump stock can be replicated though simple application of a common personal item.

3. Bump firing can be done on pretty much any rifle as-is.
1. The DoJ is part of the Executive Branch, not the Judicial Branch.
3. Unless the weapon is semi-automatic to begin with, the second pull of the trigger won't do much.
4. You're right, the moderator is going to move this. (Mod: --ggr)
 

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