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NRA Drops the Hammer on Trump's Justice Department

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The folks at the National Rifle Association are not happy, and it isn’t difficult to understand why.

For years, the NRA has been the leading voice in the fight to maintain the integrity and the intent of the Second Amendment.  They have committed countless resources to keeping the American people freely able to defend themselves against the tyranny of the modern, sleazy, political ruling class, only to be repeatedly rebuked by the leftists and their pie-in-the-sky fantasies about the nature of the human race.

Greed and power will always corrupt those who seek them incessantly, and the Second Amendment is our only insurance policy against the loss of our freedoms to these cretins.

That’s why, as the Justice Department puts the finishing touches on its plan to weaken the defenses of the American people, the NRA is lashing out.

Breitbart News possesses a copy of the DOJ’s summary of the final language of the ban, which says:

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The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to clarify that bump-stock-type devices-meaning “bump fire” stocks, slide-fire devices, and devices with certain similar characteristics-are “machineguns” as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968 because such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger.

The final language also makes clear there is no grandfather clause for currently-owned, legally purchased bump stocks. Rather, they must destroyed or handed over to the ATF within 90 days.

This irked the freedom fighters are the NRA to no end.

The NRA’s Jennifer Baker reacted to absence of a grandfather clause by saying:

We are disappointed that this final rule fails to address the thousands of law-abiding Americans who relied on prior ATF determinations when lawfully acquiring these devices. As we recommended to the ATF in our comments on the proposed rule Congress made it possible for the Attorney General to provide amnesty for firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act. The Attorney General should have exercised that authority to provide a period of amnesty under this rule.

The “comments” which Baker references were sent to the ATF on June 27, 2018, saying, “ATF now seeks to reclassify as “machinegun[s].” Owners of these products have relied on over a decade of ATF’s own rulings and guidance when lawfully acquiring bump fire stocks, and the proposed rule would now turn these gun owners into felons or require destruction of their property.”

We must remember, the Second Amendment isn’t protected from being repealed, it is protected against infringement.  This most certainly qualifies as the latter, as it prevents us from using the Second Amendment to maintain a competitive stance against a tyrannical governmental force.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.