The Trump administration moved to ban the sale and possession of bump-stocks by march! Shortly afterward the Fireams Policy Coalition filed a federal lawsuit and is seeking an injunction. This just highlights how serious this situation is. You may not like bumpstocks. You may see them as a novelty but who is to say it wont just be bump-stocks, are they going to start coming after other “Scary looking” Items? We as responsible gun owners need to continue to fight to keep the 2nd Amendment going strong. Again, we have to reiterate that just posting on Facebook or in the comments on a YouTube video is NOT going to help our cause. We need to be more active as responsible gun owners and make our voices heard. Whether its writing your congressman, senators, or at the ballot box. The Firearms Policy Coalition isnt letting this happen without a fight is setting a great example of what needs to be done. What certain other organizations should have done!
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 18, 2018) — Today, attorneys for an owner of a “bump-stock” device and three constitutional rights advocacy organizations filed a federal lawsuit against the @realdonaldtrump Administration’s new confiscatory ban on firearm parts, additionally challenging Matthew Whitaker’s legal authority to serve as Acting Attorney General and issue rules without being nominated to the role and confirmed by the Senate or by operation of law. A copy of the court filings can be viewed at www.bumpstockcase.com. The plaintiffs also filed a motion seeking a temporary injunction to prevent the Trump Administration from implementing and enforcing the new regulation. The lawsuit, captioned as Guedes, et al. v. BATFE, et al., is backed by Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF), and Madison Society Foundation (MSF), also institutional plaintiffs in the case. “Bump-stocks” were legal under federal law and prior determinations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives until the agency issued a new final rulemaking today. Under the new rule, owners of the devices have just 90 days to surrender or destroy their property, after which they could face federal ‘machinegun’ charges that carry up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines for each violation. The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Joshua Prince and @theadamkraut of Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C. Prince and Kraut previously filed a nearly 1,000-page formal opposition to the proposed regulation, which included a video exhibit showing the actual operation of a “bump-stock” device on an AR-15 type firearm. That opposition and its 35 exhibits can be viewed at www.bit.ly/fpc-bumpstock-reg-opposition. Anyone who owns a “bump-stock” device and who would like to consider participating in the case should contact the FPC/FPF Legal Action Hotline at https://www.firearmspolicy.org/hotline or (855) 252-4510 (available 24/7/365) as soon as possible.
If your interested in supporting the lawsuit you can do so here!