Let me drop this here before the sun sets.
Obama Administration legalized bump stocks. BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice will issue the rule banning BUMP STOCKS with a mandated comment period. We will BAN all devices that turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns.
— Donald J. Trump, 1:50 PM – 23 Mar 20181:50 PM – 23 Mar 2018
In case you’ve forgotten how stupid (and contrary to physical reality) this is.
And yes; The Zelman Partisans opposes this. Accepting this is in no way a compromise. We did not get reciprocal carry. We did get a dangerous Fix NICS. And this isn’t a merely bump-fire ban; it’s effectively a ban on semiautomatic firearms (and if you think Feinstein, Schumer et al aren’t aware of that, you weren’t paying attention): parts is parts.
As in: all parts of a machinegun are a machinegun, under federal law and rules.
How stupid is this?