Updated: Oct 18, 2019
By Ron Lopez
Our enemies who promote draconian and unconstitutional gun laws win every time we don’t fight. Each win for them is another slice of our freedom being taken away. Unlike the NRA, the Gun Owners of America doesn’t concern themselves with the possibility of losing ground if a case goes against them and sets precedent.
Though the Gun Owners of America is a much smaller organization compared to the NRA, they are much more aggressive and unlike NRA, which has numerous objectives beyond political activism, GOA is focused solely on the political fight from those who desire to demolish our Second Amendment Rights. The Gun Owners of America generally takes a harder line than the NRA and they engage in aggressive political tactics, where the NRA tends to be more traditional in they're lobbying approach - making campaign contributions, engaging in get-out-the-vote drives, etc.
Now in regards to the current Bump Stock Ban that has been put in place, Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America said, “As written, this case has important implications for gun owners since, in the coming days, an estimated half a million bump stock owners will have the difficult decision of either destroying or surrendering their valuable property or else risk felony prosecution.”
You see, the ATF has claim that it can rewrite Congressional Laws. Agencies are not free to rewrite laws under the guise of ‘interpretation’ of a statute, especially where the law’s meaning is clear.
With that being said, the new ATF regulations could simply redefine bump stocks as ‘machine guns’ and later be used to hinder the right to own those scary looking semiautomatic weapons. Mr Pratt has stated, “ATF’s new bump stock regulation clearly violates federal law, as bump stocks do not qualify as machine guns under the federal statute.”
So stay tuned as we monitor this progress of this law suit and see whether or not our liberties are at risk. Remember, it only takes a standard law to be put into place.
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