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Bad Trump...Here Comes The Bumpstock Ban

Discussion in 'Gun Rights, Fights and Rallies' started by carbinemike, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. carbinemike

    carbinemike Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    We didn't get anything pro gun through even with controlling the Congress and White House for 2 years. Now it appears Trump will sign off on a bump stock ban with a 90 day, turn em' in grace period.
    I had assumed that they would at a minimum allow current owners to grandfather them even if they went the draconian way of requiring registration as an NFA item.

    Thanks for nothing Congress, President Trump and the other swamp dwellers.


    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/...ck-ban-citizens-have-90-days-to-turn-them-in/
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  2. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    The concealed carry reciprocity is still sitting in the Senate's hands. This will put the nail in the coffin for the 2020 senate being controlled by republicans.

    Hard to fight this when the NRA gave its blessing a year ago.
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  3. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Choose the battles guys....
    I understand erosion of rights.
    but defending bumpstocks makes us look petty to the ignorant and wasteful toward what is really needed.
    like a 2A aware SCOTUS
    50 STATE CCW
    noise control devices
    reliable, user maintainable weapons

    NO MICROSTAMPING!

    Too easy to frame somebody with "tagged" brass from a different time.

    No electronics. If you can't drop it in the gutter without corroding the security "brain", the brain better be human.

    free public firearms training
    Says we need a millitia in the 2A, but who trains it?
    Better not be the TV-media-public "experts" like Grabbin' Newsom (our new Gov-elect)
  4. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, the NRA sucks.

    Yep. I said it.

    And meant every word of it.

    flame away, I don't care. Don't like it, I still don't care. The truth will stand when the world is on fire.

    The NRA has been instrumental in helping to create the 3 most ornerous laws that pertain to gun owners.

    1934 National Firearm Act (NFA)
    1968 Gun Control Act (GCA)
    1986 Firearm Protection Act (fopa)

    It should not surprise anyone that the NRA leadership was against bump stocks, et. al.

    From looking at their history going back almost 100 years, that would be a direct conflict of interest if they had not.

    Further, it's a lot easier for them to help create bad laws so they can get donations and stuff from people to help fight bad laws. It's like a pharmaceutical company giving someone cancer virus in vaccinations and then wanting to sell you drugs to treat the cancer in hopes that you might live a little longer. And that my friends, is where I am at where the NRA is concerned.

    Edit to add:
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  5. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    There's a difference between compromise and concession.

    Seems the past 80+ years is just concession. Couldn't get one pro-gun bill past a fully controlled republican government. But what we did get is:

    Red Flag laws
    Raised age to 21 for long guns
    Ban on an item that was already ruled legal by the ATF

    I highly doubt we will get a ruling on anything gun related for quite some time (5-10 years). SCOTUS keeps punting like the NY Jets.
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  6. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    No I do NOT suck! :rolleyes: I say this as a Life Member--I AM the NRA! :)

    As you would know John, I had a bump stock for a brief period of time. Enough time to take a trip with the kids to the range and to burn up (waste) several hundred rounds of ammo. We had our fun and dug up the ground and berm with maybe a few shots on target. We got some video then I removed the bump stock from the gun and sold it with the kid's blessings. I can see why the NRA would oppose such a device mainly (IMO) because it is a detriment to marksmanship. Unlike a REAL full-auto gun, by its nature, it is hard to get a good grip and therefore adequate accuracy on a bump stock equipped gun. Maybe if you used it with a bipod as the LV shooter did. Anyhow, after they were banned in FL, and we went to the range, I put mine up for sale on GB and realized an acceptable profit which I used to make a donation to the NRA.

    But I oppose the banning of any such device mainly because it is an erosion of gun-related rights. I do not agree with EVERYTHING or position the NRA takes in order to look "good" to the haters. Fark 'em I say! Haters are going to hate the NRA regardless of our innocence and the good that we do and haters need to be told to go pack fudge and maybe with Colonel North as the Pres., they (we) will start doing that...
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  7. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    The cadence sounded more like automatic fire. Meaning, it was not chuggish, and the rate of fire sounded far too steady for it to have been a bump stock. I do not believe that a semiautomatic firearm was used in vegas.

    bump stock 4:00
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/QDbj5qV49yQ

    taxi video
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  8. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    NRA life member no changing that they have the $$$. Alotta good has been done and meh also not so good. To me no diff than the Republican party itself it also Sucks Alot !! But i often find myself more closely allied supporting it as the alternative would surely be 100% unacceptable
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  9. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    My 3-year current NRA membership will expire in 2020. I may retire from the job around then. I'll decide then if they get my future contribution, since I will no longer need to maintain my certified instructor ratings.
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  10. Tom396

    Tom396 .30-06

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    I hate it. I don't like it. I think it was the wrong call. However, I have decided I am not about to throw the baby out with the bath water. I'd vote for him again, twice, if they'd let me. Take care. Tom Worthington
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  11. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    I am not an NRA member. Never was.

    I am not motivated to "belong" and thus be, in some ways, owned by the NRA.
    ("Nor Nobody", as Pogo might say.)

    Somehow their "ownership" of me is unappealing, and particularly when it comes with the responsibility for actions of the "owning" group.

    I'm sorry to see them selling out in this way, but I have always hated the bumpstock. I don't like anything that reduces my control of the weapon.
    I will be glad to see it gone.

    Still, Do Not Despair about our future. Another conservative face on the SCOTUS is coming, just as inevitably as death and taxes.
  12. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Not sure about other NRA mems but ive never felt "owned" perhaps others have and could elaborate on the experience ? I have however enjoyed the american hunter magazine monthly, i have had alot of fun at nra cookouts with lots of conservative minded gun folks, ive had some good classes i liked and learned. I very much enjoyed the National gathering in Atlanta uber huge Gun industry show. Those sorts of things. Now the political blah blah is sort of whatever speak ya mind and support who ya want the NRA aint a union they dont sway or force me to do anything nor does anyone else, im sorta funny that way.
    Forgot to add and address point of the thread the bumpstock, il simply say i hate them but i also do not believe in laws regulating inanimate objects if any type in hopes it will cure bad human behavior that is simply stupid and imposing on someones personal rights will never change anothers behavior. So yah i believe its a mistake to go down that path.
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  13. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    Why would you not want to continue to teach courses? Perhaps offer classes to the public?
  14. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Liability Insurance. The NRA offers it but I'm not going to buy in.
  15. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I'm a life member of tbe NRA. I still believe they are the strongest gun voice in DC, unfortunately they are not using that voice effectivly and are playing politics rather than fighting as hard as they should be. Very disappointing.

    I am frustrated that nothing is advancing and we are actually losing ground.

    I could give a crap about bump stocks themselves. I had one, it was fun, I sold it. Its the principle of the matter. by caving they have effectivle said the antis were right in their claim that it magically turned any normal gun into a death dealing super machine gun. That hurts us more than the actual loss of the stocks.

    The one thing I respect about the left is that the refuse to compromise, something the right still can't seem to do on gun issues. On the upside, I think they have realized that they have aligned all the legal voters they can and have gone "full retard". The pendulum should start swinging back to the right fairly soon, if it is ever going to again.

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