This is how you lose your rights.
I have several prebuilt news searches on topics which I use to track down 2A/firearms/rights news, which I then collate for The Zelman Partisans‘ weekly newsletter. One of the items I check every day is “bump stock rule”. It hasn’t yielded much in the way of results lately.
These aren’t old posts and articles. They are all new; dated 11/15/2018. They seemingly only now became aware of the threat of a bump-fire ban.
My personal favorite was this one:
Zimmerman originally posted that the rule was published and now in effect. He corrected that, but thinks Trump initiated this in February. He’s only off by a few months, as Trump actually instructed the DOJ to look into reclassifying bump-fire stocks last year. And the shrieking started in October after the Mandalay Bay shooting.
I’ve been writing about this for more than a year. Pointlessly, I see, since all these folks failed to notice the issue until Thursday.
Why do I even bother?