Utah gun rights advocate must give up bump stock pending outcome of lawsuit against federal ban

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  • dogbreath Francis, UT
    May 1, 2019 6:42 a.m.

    Will I have to give up my rubber bands and belt loops,too?

  • Zabilde Riverdale, UT
    May 1, 2019 5:58 a.m.

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Ben Franklin.

    But this challenge isn't about safety, or freedom. It isn't about owning an accessory that makes it slightly easier to waste ammo but does not change the mechanical function of any firearm.

    It's about an unconstitutional rule. Not a Law but a rule. One that attempts to rewrite a legal definition spelled out in the US Code by Congress. A machine gun fires more than one bullet per pull of the trigger. A bump stock does not change that. If they want to redefine what constitutes a machine gun then they have to get Congress to change the definition.

    It's about the rule being created as an ex post facto law. Turning 620k law abiding citizens into felons overnight despite their having done nothing illegal. And giving them no compensation for having to destroy or turn in a $300 to $400 investment. When prohibition passed alcohol already privately owned was not made illegal, just new alcohol could not be made or sold.

    This rule is unconstitutional in how it was created and how it was applied. Ban it if you want, but do it correctly.

  • Misseleer71 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 1, 2019 4:18 a.m.

    The ban is not even a law so how can they do this? This band is just a presidential executive order and not subject to enforcement against any American or public. No judge has the authority to veto any of the first ten amendments of the Constitution and no executive order can be enforced against American citizens, only those in his administration are subject to executive orders.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    April 30, 2019 7:44 p.m.

    Good. Sometimes we have to sacrifice the rights of a few for the benefit of the majority especially when it comes to safety.

  • Fabulous Jen Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 30, 2019 4:58 p.m.

    Oh my . . . having to face the world without owning a firearm accessory that enables him to fire hundreds of lethal rounds a minute . . . how will he manage???