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Real gun rights organizations step up to challenge Trumpís unconstitutional power gra

12.19.18 10:01 PM

Hot on the heels of the announcement that President Donald Trumpís Department of Just(Us) was going to unilaterally ban a legal gun device, a bump stock manufacturer and three gun rights organizations filed suit to stop it and overturn any authority Trump and his acting attorney general think they have to create ex post facto laws out of thin air.

The lawsuit is titled Guedes v. BATFE. It was filed by plaintiffs Damien Guedes, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation and Madison Society Foundation. The suit seeks a preliminary injunction and challenges acting AG Matthew Whitakerís appointment and his authority to create law.

On Tuesday, Trump signaled he was following through on his pledge to ban bump stocks by having the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reclassify the devices as ďmachine gunsĒ under the 1934 and 1968 firearms acts. The devices would become illegal 90 days after the order is placed in the federal register, which would instantly turn tens of thousands of lawful and law-abiding Americans into felons. There are an estimated 500,000 of the devices in circulation.

According to the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, ď…current possessors of these devices will be required to destroy the devices or abandon them at an ATF office prior to the effective date of the rule.Ē The penalties for noncompliance would be term of 10 years in a federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

As we told you Tuesday, a bump stock is a device that can be attached to a sporting rifle that allows the operator to use the gunís recoil to help speed up the action of pulling the trigger. It does not magically make a semi-automatic rifle into an automatic. This is a distinction with a profound difference and not just semantics.

The Barack Obama administration ruled bump stocks as legal devices.

During a speech to National Rifle Association members gathered for the organizationís annual leadership forum in April 2007, President Donald Trump vowed that he “will never, ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.Ē So much for that promise.

Trump, who campaigned as being ďstrong on the 2nd Amendment, has once again shown heís nothing but a loud-mouthed carnival barker without any core beliefs or values outside the Trump brand. He has no fealty to the Constitution whatever, and rarely ever mentions it.

This is something we warned you about long ago and many times since.

On Wednesday, Gun Owners of America announced it had also prepared a suit to seek an injunction against the new order and was waiting for the DoJ to post its new rule before filing it.

The surrender monkeys at the NRA, however, apparently have no plans to contest Trumpís power grab, having signaled just after the Las Vegas massacre that theyíd support a move to ban the devices. Why anyone would pay money to be a part of that nefarious organization is beyond me. Since its inception it has surrendered on 2nd Amendment challenges far more than itís fought them.

Trumpís order by fiat is a violation of Article I, Section 1 and Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution, as well as the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 9th Amendments, at least.

If youíd like to learn more about the Guedes v. BATFE suit you can read the filing documents at Bumpstockcase.com or the Firearms Policy Coalition website. They are also seeking donations to support the case. I have made mine.

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