On September 7, 2021, the U.S. Navy-Marine Corp Court of Appeals unanimously ruled in U.S. v. Alkazahg, docket no. 202000087, that Private (E-2) Ali Alkazahg was erroneously convicted of possessing two unregistered machineguns - i.e. bumpstocks. In so holding, the court reviewed the background to the rulemaking that held that bumpstocks were machineguns, and correctly … Continue reading Bumpstocks Not Machineguns U.S. Navy-Marine Corp Court of Appeals Rules Unanimously
Surrendering Your Bumpstock Under Protest on March 25, 2019 (if Necessary) – Bump-Stock Redemption Day!
As ATF’s new regulation, reclassifying bump-stock devices as machineguns, is set to become effective March 26, 2019, we want to provide you with information in the event that Firearm Policy Coalition’s and Firearm Policy Foundation’s preliminary injunction request is denied or otherwise not decided before the deadline. As set forth in the Final Rule, 83 … Continue reading Surrendering Your Bumpstock Under Protest on March 25, 2019 (if Necessary) – Bump-Stock Redemption Day!
Final Rule Banning Bumpstocks Published in Federal Register
This morning, the Final Rule banning bump-stock-type devices was published in the Federal Register. The Rule had been announced last week and just hours after being announced saw its first challenge filed by FICG on behalf of Damien Guedes, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, and the Madison Society Foundation. The Rule is set to take … Continue reading Final Rule Banning Bumpstocks Published in Federal Register
FICG Files Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Challenging ATF’s Final Rule on Bumpstocks
Earlier today, the Department of Justice released the approved Final Rule on bumpstocks. As was expected, the Rule alters the definition of the term "machine gun" (in the regulations pertaining to the Gun Control Act and National Firearms Act) to include the following language * * * For purposes of this definition, the term "automatically" … Continue reading FICG Files Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Challenging ATF’s Final Rule on Bumpstocks
The Protection in Lawful Commerce of Arms Act and the Fate of Slide Fire in the Aftermath of Las Vegas
In October of 2005, the Protection in Lawful Commerce of Arms Act (PLCAA) took effect. Its purpose was simple - to shield manufacturers and sellers of qualified products from civil suits brought by victims and/or their families for the misuse of their product. Congress specifically stated in its findings that Businesses in the United States … Continue reading The Protection in Lawful Commerce of Arms Act and the Fate of Slide Fire in the Aftermath of Las Vegas