The ATF under an administration that strived to ban and restrict every kind of firearm there is approved of the sale of a firearm accessory that goes against everything that administration stood for, but the ATF now under a pro-gun and pro-gun rights administration is trying to find a way to undo their approval of the same firearm accessory.
That accessory is the bump-fire stock and it was approved for sale to the general public by the ATF during the Obama administration.
After Stephen Paddock used bump-fire stocks to convert a number of semi-automatic rifles into performing like fully automatic rifles, with which he used in the Las Vegas mass shooting, many are trying to ban them.
(Keep and Bear) – All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. –Article I, US Constitution
Following the Las Vegas shooting, bump stocks came under attack, even though you can bump fire a semi-automatic rifle without a bump stock.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE; ATF) approved bump stocks as accessories under the Obama administration, not that they really needed to as our Constitution is clear about not infringing on the rights of the people to keep and bear arms, including machine guns and rifles with bump stocks, thus the general “arms” term was used.
Now, however, the ATF is reviewing how to classify bump stocks, and this seems to be at the direction of the Justice Department…
It may seem like a strange irony, but realistically, this also shows a change in attitude towards gun rights and gun control. With each new mass shooting, more people are turning to supporting gun control and it may not take too many more before we see gun bans like those in other countries.