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cajunangelle
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Bump-Stock Device Received ATF Green Light During Obama Administration
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October 4, 2017 | 11:19 AM EDT

(CNSNews.com) - On June 7, 2010 -- about a year and a half into the Barack Obama administration -- the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued an opinion letter, giving the go-ahead to an after-market accessory that allows the user to “bump fire” a semi-automatic rifle.

A company called Slide Fire had earlier sent its patented replacement shoulder stock to ATF’s Firearms Technology Branch, asking for an evaluation of the device.

The ATF, in reply, wrote: “Your letter advises that the stock (referenced in this reply as a ‘bump stock’) is intended to assist persons whose hands have limited mobility to ‘bump fire’ an AR-15 type rifle.”

The device replaces the factory stock and grip. The replacement stock moves back and forth with the gun's recoil, allowing it to fire rapidly and continuously as the trigger repeatedly is bumped into the shooter’s finger. A switch allows the user to select semi-automatic fire (one shot for each trigger pull) or the more rapid “bump fire.”

According to the ATF’s June 2010 letter: “The stock has no automatically functioning mechanical parts or springs and performs no automatic mechanical function when installed. In order to use the device, the shooter must apply constant forward pressure with the non-shooting hands and constant rearward pressure with the shooting hand. Accordingly, we find that the ‘bump stock’ is a firearm part and is not regulated as a firearm under the Gun Control Act or the National Firearms Act.”

Slide Fire has posted a copy of the approval letter
I don't know how Toddy dignan, mcgrath and DAG will get through this. Prayers sent.
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The Spleen
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re: Bump-Stock Device Received ATF Green Light During Obama Administration
No it didn't. ATF only said they didn't have jurisdiction over it since it wasn't an actual gun.


cajunangelle
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re: Bump-Stock Device Received ATF Green Light During Obama Administration
what?


boosiebadazz
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According to the ATF’s June 2010 letter: “The stock has no automatically functioning mechanical parts or springs and performs no automatic mechanical function when installed. In order to use the device, the shooter must apply constant forward pressure with the non-shooting hands and constant rearward pressure with the shooting hand. Accordingly, we find that the ‘bump stock’ is a firearm part and is not regulated as a firearm under the Gun Control Act or the National Firearms Act.




Kino74
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No it didn't. ATF only said they didn't have jurisdiction over it since it wasn't an actual gun.


The ATF does indeed have jurisdiction. They have banned or blocked importation of parts to firearms. They also will take you to prison for not paying a tax stamp for a holster that the user can fire his pistol while in holster.


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Machine
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re: Bump-Stock Device Received ATF Green Light During Obama Administration
get outta here with yer facts, pinko. this is an obama-bashin thread!


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lsufan1971
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No it didn't. ATF only said they didn't have jurisdiction over it since it wasn't an actual gun.


They give opinions and regulate accessories to firearms regularly. In most cases it's dealing with accessories that change the title designation of a firearm.


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cajunangelle
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re: Bump-Stock Device Received ATF Green Light During Obama Administration
okay thanks I guess. I had outpatient surgery @ zero dark thirty this morning and am recooping at home and somewhat groggy. due to allergies and a past injury/ reconstucted eardrum and a balloon thing that opened eustachian tube and hopefully sucked snot out of sinuses. The allergies here are BAD. I know all this is TMI I hate allergies. end of vent.


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