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Sessions: Bump fire stocks can be banned through regulation
CNN ^ | 02/27/18 | David Shortell

Posted on 02/27/2018 7:31:01 PM PST by Simon Green

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he believes bump fire stocks can be effectively banned through regulation, teasing that an announcement from the Justice Department would be coming soon.

"We've had to deal with previous (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) legal opinions but our top people in the Department of Justice have believed for some time that we can, through the regulatory process, not allow the bump stock to convert a weapon from semi automatic to fully automatic," Sessions said at a gathering of state attorneys general in Washington.

"We've been working on that for some time. We'll have an announcement on that soon. We believe in that," he said.

Bump fire stocks, commonly known as bump stocks, are devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire at a more rapid rate. Investigators have said 12 bump stock devices were found in the hotel room where a shooter in Las Vegas fired on a crowd of concertgoers last year, killing 58 people.

The Justice Department in December announced that it was beginning the rule-making process that could allow it to reinterpret the legality of bump stocks. President Donald Trump sent a memo to Sessions ordering the department propose regulations banning the devices last week after the Parkland school shooting.

Some lawmakers and law enforcement experts have been skeptical that bump stocks could be banned through regulation without miring the ATF in lawsuits, pushing instead for a legislative fix.

The National Rifle Association has supported the ATF review of the bump stock and said devices like it should be subject to additional regulations, but has publicly come out against legislation that would ban the device. Congressional efforts to ban the devices in the wake of last fall's Las Vegas shooting haven't progressed.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2a; 2ndamendment; atf; banglist; biggovernment; bumpstocks; bureaucraticstate; fakeconservative; gopestablishment; guncontrol; rino; secondamendment; sessions
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1 posted on 02/27/2018 7:31:01 PM PST by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green

I’m trying to remember when marijuana was banned, but I can’t, because I was stoned.


2 posted on 02/27/2018 7:32:34 PM PST by chris37 (Take a week off racist >;-)
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To: Simon Green

If you put your thumb in your belt loop while firing am semi auto— is that illegal?


3 posted on 02/27/2018 7:33:27 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: Simon Green

So if you use a rubber band to do the same thing, will that make you a felon?

http://www.armoryblog.com/firearms/rifles/ar-15-bumpfire-with-a-rubber-band/


4 posted on 02/27/2018 7:34:32 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>)
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To: Simon Green

This guy has got to go!


5 posted on 02/27/2018 7:34:33 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Simon Green

What rate of fire constitutes “fully automatic?” This is just really fast semi-automatic fire, and it bothers me that the people in charge aren’t smart enough to figure it out.


6 posted on 02/27/2018 7:34:52 PM PST by gundog (Hail to the Chief, bitches.)
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To: Simon Green
As long as they don't post it in a guidance letter.

I thought President Trump banned bureaucrats from making new laws by fiat.

7 posted on 02/27/2018 7:34:55 PM PST by armourenthusiast (Trumperific)
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To: raiderboy

They will need to ban rubber bands also, they do the same thing.


8 posted on 02/27/2018 7:35:13 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: Simon Green

This is like banning quad exhaust or tail fins for a car. It may make your car look cool but adds zero to its functionality.


9 posted on 02/27/2018 7:35:55 PM PST by LukeL
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To: Simon Green

next up beefy rubber bands...


10 posted on 02/27/2018 7:36:28 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Obama voters killed America...Treat them accordingly.)
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To: Simon Green

I’m sure sessions would have had no problem if ag holder suggested this. Jeeze


11 posted on 02/27/2018 7:36:37 PM PST by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: Simon Green

This guy is a total bullshit artist and has now proven, once again, the Peter Principle about rising to your level of incompetence. There is more than regulation in play on this despite his collection of sycophants he calls a DOJ staff telling him otherwise. You can’t just throw out a legal definition for an item and substitute your preferred definition in order to make your regulation fit the new circumstances. It won’t take a Supreme Court law clerk to write the necessary pleadings to stand them on their head.


12 posted on 02/27/2018 7:37:36 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Simon Green

None duct right RE of HilLIARy, pelousy, obama, soroz? Just a few allegations against a few Russians he can’t ever reach or try. And now he’s screwing around with pieces of plastic and showing no regard for our constitutionally- recognized inalienable rights. He’s a complete waste of time, or worse. He’s just gotta go


13 posted on 02/27/2018 7:37:58 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Simon Green

Wow, the useless tit Sessions is actually at the office today?

O thought he was on a permenant vacation.

I wonder if he remembers the whole Hillary Clinton E-mail, Uranium 1 , etc, thing? Someone should ask before he goes to take his nap.


14 posted on 02/27/2018 7:38:02 PM PST by DanielRedfoot (Po Dunk)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
How about this? http://thefunnybeaver.com/tactical-innovations-1022-gatling-gun/
15 posted on 02/27/2018 7:39:47 PM PST by LukeL
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To: Simon Green

Let’em ban’em. Some enterprising person will find a legal way around it. Necessity is the mother of invention.


16 posted on 02/27/2018 7:40:17 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Re-open the insane asylums, stop drugging the kids.)
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To: Simon Green

How much longer do we need to suffer this POS at DOJ?


17 posted on 02/27/2018 7:40:39 PM PST by Trumpisourlastchance
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To: Simon Green

“shall not be infringed”


18 posted on 02/27/2018 7:41:57 PM PST by TigersEye (13 Russian Facebook trolls ... and a Siberian partridge in a Russian Olive tree.)
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To: Simon Green

So are we all going to pretend this is Sessions acting on his own and not on the direction of the President?
http://deadline.com/2018/02/donald-trump-signs-memorandum-ban-bump-stocks-mass-shooting-jeff-sessions-1202296428/


19 posted on 02/27/2018 7:42:07 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines (Their side circles the wagons. Our side revs up the bus.)
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To: Electric Graffiti
"next up beefy rubber bands"

Broccoli most affected.


20 posted on 02/27/2018 7:44:28 PM PST by Rebelbase ( Hillary, DNC, DOJ and FBI colluded with a British National to influence the 2016 Pres. election)
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