The BATFE Wants to Hear From You — “Bump Fire” Stocks

By Dave Dolbee published on in Gun Gear

The Department of Justice (DOJ) anticipates issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would interpret the statutory definition of “machinegun” in the National Firearms Act of 1934 and Gun Control Act of 1968 to clarify whether certain devices, commonly known as “bump fire” stocks, fall within that definition. Before doing so, the DOJ and ATF need to gather information and comments from the public and industry regarding the nature and scope of the market for these devices.

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Dates

Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must be submitted on or before January 25, 2018. Commenters should be aware that the electronic Federal Docket Management System will not accept comments after Midnight Eastern Standard Time on the last day of the comment period.

Addresses

You may submit comments, identified by docket number (2017R-22), by any of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: Click Here

Fax: (202) 648-9741

Mail: Vivian Chu, Mailstop 6N-518, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Ave. NE, Washington DC 20226. ATTN: 2017R-22

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Instructions

All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANRPM). All comments received will be posted without change to the Federal eRulemaking portal, http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation section of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

What are your views regarding bump fire stocks? Do you think they need to be regulated? Share your answers in the comment section.

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Growing up in Pennsylvania’s game-rich Allegany region, Dave Dolbee was introduced to whitetail hunting at a young age. At age 19 he bought his first bow while serving in the U.S. Navy, and began bowhunting after returning from Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Dave was a sponsored Pro Staff Shooter for several top archery companies during the 1990s and an Olympic hopeful holding up to 16 archery records at one point. During Dave’s writing career, he has written for several smaller publications as well as many major content providers such as Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Outdoor Life, Petersen’s Hunting, Rifle Shooter, Petersen’s Bowhunting, Bowhunter, Game & Fish magazines, Handguns, F.O.P Fraternal Order of Police, Archery Business, SHOT Business, OutdoorRoadmap.com, TheGearExpert.com and others. Dave is currently a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!

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Comments (64)

  • Juan Esquivel

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    .The guns and there devices dont kill people, people kill people. Bump stock should be not be outlawed 2nd amendment rights. I live in California where communist dictatorship of the Democratics, have made gun fun impossible. I think Psychiatric Evaluation should be done prior to gun ownership. If you cant pass, you cant own. When a human desides that he or she wants to kill innocent people, they will use any method. Car, bombs, poison, etc. Police guns kill more people than all these mass shooting combined times 1000. So lets take there guns rights away. Lets see how that works out. People have right to defend their familys.

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  • 70's Ops

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    Absolutely!!!!

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  • G.Kelley

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    Taking anything involving our #2A is unconstitutional and must not happen, The issue with bumpfire stocks is similar to bumpfire triggers and as far as I’m concerned they will be banned just the same, the difference this time is Liberals will add provisions before walking in the room and slip under our radar terms that cause tyrannical over site and Governmental over reach. These UN-American tyrannical politicians deserve to be ran out of Washington, and to just PUSH back we need to ban political contributions and stop the bribery of politicians and lobbyists

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  • frank

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    The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is clearly stated in the Declaration of Independence 2nd paragraph. Following the 2nd paragraph are examples of when the people need to take back control.

    All guns available to the public were once guns used by the military before they were made available to the citizens. If guns are regulated to the point of upsetting the balance of control we will be on our way to Tyranny.

    While what is going on with people using guns to commit crimes is bad, it does not constitute such control of guns, it is the control of the people committing the crimes that need to be addressed not what they choose to use during the crime they commit.

    Maybe we should apply the same thought of regulation to automobiles; can’t own one till you are 21, can’t have a capacity of more than 2 people, can’t exceed 55 mph, can’t have more than a 1.5 liter engine, because drunk people driving cars kills innocent people.

    It’s time you millenial spoiled brats raised that everyone is equal and gets a recognition award for participation; your parents wanting to sue the schools because you got knocked down during a kickball game in PE class and broke your arm; or that the job of government is to protect stupid people from their own ignorance. Oh, yeah you have that disease “AFLUENZA”; the hell you say. How about starting to stand on your own two feet and let the rest of us take a break from carrying you on our backs.

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    • G

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      Well put … excellent post!!!!!

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  • Jan Nemo

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    The biggest travesty of all times and infringement on our rights was the 1986 Hughes amendment that ultimately led to creation of BUMP STOCKS. Perhaps we should repeal that. Bump stock ban is just a “feel good” legislation that will lead to nowhere. You should concentrate on much bigger problems than a fairly inaccurate “toy” that pleases a firearms enthusiast at the range…..

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  • Larry Linville

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    An unnecessary ad on thats just that. Something to keep interest up in the off season . Every one needs to have fun and keep skills sharp . The gov. needs to be more proactive on regulating phycological problems than playing with the second amendment.

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