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Old January 14, 2018, 07:31 PM   #1
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ATF Redefinition - 1/25/2018 Deadline for Public Input

Below is a link to the ATF's "Application of the Definition of Machinegun to Bump Fire Stocks and Other Similar Devices" text.

The issue with this twofold (at least). 1.) The agency would be creating law and not enforcing it. This would be an expansion from the legislative process. 2.) A "rate increasing device" can be interpreted to mean virtually anything. I personally don't care about bump fire, however this is a dangerously slippery slope.

The GOA has a form letter response which may be used as well as the commenting link. If you have time I believe it's best to personalize it to make it your own.[email protected]
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Old January 14, 2018, 09:55 PM   #2
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There is at this point nothing to discuss. The ATF has not proposed any regulations. The ATF is soliciting information. As stated in the notice:
III. Requests for Public Input

This ANPRM is intended to gather relevant information that is otherwise not readily available to ATF regarding the scope and nature of the market for bump stock type devices. Because ATF does not have the authority to regulate firearm parts and accessories, ATF does not know, with the exception of one well-known manufacturer, how many of the individuals or companies that received classification letters from ATF ever engaged in commercial production and distribution of these devices. Similarly, ATF does not know how many companies or individuals who did not submit bump stock type devices to ATF for voluntary classification determinations are now engaging or have previously been engaged in this business. Further, the individuals and companies who submitted bump stock type devices to ATF for voluntary classification determinations identified some specific target markets for such devices, such as individuals with disabilities, but ATF does not have any information about whether those markets or other markets ultimately materialized for the devices. Consequently, ATF seeks the following information:...
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