Initially I was with the NRA on this one, where I had no problem sacrificing bump stocks for right to carry, but I'm 100% the other way now. Bump stocks conform to the law as it is currently written, and we shouldn't have unnamed and unaccountable bureaucrats making what amounts to law. It should scare the living daylights out of us all that there's talk about max cycle rates, and making firing too quickly a felony. Also, if we give them bump stocks, it won't end there.
Thanks for posting this. I'll be giving my polite-yet-stern two cents to the BATFE.
4. The biggest issue we face isn't the oppressive laws we are/will be facing but who is going to actually step up and take on the legal challenges to fight back. Lawsuits , not talk. This needs to go to the courts, plain and simple. There is an obvious choice to do that but, well never mind......
Taking a trip through the past — The 1990 NJ Assault Weapon Ban:
In New Jersey in 1990, we were pioneers.
Clinton’s nationwide AWB followed in 1994 (and expired in 2004).
We are fortunate that Chris Christie was able to kick this down the road and so we have a few years of experience and legal briefs by our cousins in 2 large states to draw on. There is now an abundance of legal precedence on both the state and local levels.
Not only are we a few years behind, but we are a relatively small state and only have about 15% of the combined population of California and New York. On the Federal court level — where this is all heading, we are mainly going along for the ride this time.
I joined both the California and New York firearm forums. There are more than a few ongoing discussions on the relevant subjects.
1. It is possible to build an AR with one (1) “evil feature”. Several large firearms manufacturers (with large engineering departments and large legal departments) do so.
2. It is possible to build an AR with zero (0) “evil features”.
3. The problem is not the number of "evil features." The problem is the number of evil people. The majority of our elected officials here are either incapable of understanding this, or refuse to admit it.
Today is probably a great time to be an attorney specializing in firearms law!
I’ve been an NRA member for years. I agree that it is an excellent idea to join. Stay safe!