There goes bump fire stocks...

There goes bump fire stocks...

Welcome back to the 34th installment of my blog, in which I don’t claim to be an expert, in fact the opposite. I’m a new user to the AR platform and want to share my findings and experiences as I go through and build rifles as well as being the Operations Manager at Tyrant Designs.

 

I’m assuming that if you are subscribed to my blog then you most likely know what a bump fire stock is. However, there are many people who have never heard of them prior to the Las Vegas tragedy that are now suddenly self proclaimed "experts." For those who aren't well versed in the operations of a bump fire stock, it  essentially allows a semi automatic rifle to have the rapid firing capabilities similar to an automatic rifle. It uses the recoil of the rifle to maneuver back and forth while the shooters trigger finger is stationary.

 

I’m not here to give my opinion on whether or not I think they should be legal, an NFA item, or plain illegal. I’ll leave that up to all the “experts” out there that make decisions for the masses (Cory writes in a sarcastic tone). But I thought I’d drop some recent news that has happened in the wake of the Las Vegas shootings.

 

Slide Fire is getting Sued

 

There are 3 different plaintiffs named in a lawsuit against Slide Fire , which is the company that makes the bump fire stock. They are suing for product liability, emotional distress, and negligence. Since the shooting Slide Fire has stopped all sales on their website.

 

Even the NRA announced that they support a review of the bump fire stock to see if the product coincides with all the applicable federal laws. I’m no legal expert, but from what I can gather the ATF can not ban bump fire stocks without congress.

 

Rick Vasquez was an analyst in the ATF circa 2010. He worked in the Firearms Technology Branch and his job was to review firearms devices. In 2010, Vasquez reviewed this stock made by Slide Fire and concluded the stock held up to all legal precedents and was giving the green light. Recently, Vasquez was interviewed after the mass shooting in Las Vegas and he still upheld that he and his team made a correct decision when evaluating the legality of the stock.

Regardless of whether it becomes illegal or not, what happened in Las Vegas is a travesty and to me is deeply concerning. How can a person have the ability and courage to carry out such an act? Would he have been as confident if gun laws weren't as strict and he knew that the majority of his fellow man (and maybe neighbors) were also armed? 

Do you think the stock should be legal? An NFA item? Or illegal? Speak to me in the comments below!



12 Responses

Joe
Joe

October 20, 2017

I live in Arizona and enjoy many more gun rights than most and 1 nut job should not change my rights. I agree trying to find nuts that buy guns is tough but a better job is more the answer maybe take every one on opioids off the list to buy guns as a start. Tell your Congressmen and support the NRA.

Rob
Rob

October 17, 2017

the only purpose may be for my personal enjoyment I buy ammunition to shoot if one can’t afford ammo maybe he shouldn’t be buying guns love the narrow minded keep them legal

Logan
Logan

October 14, 2017

While they serve no other purpose than a novelty, both binary triggers and bump stocks are another accessory for the ar platform. If you ban these what’s next? Collapsible stocks, flash hiders, or magazine restrictions? Anybody that shoots knows what I just mentioned has no effect on the rifle. The general public maybe not so much

This is just my take but if you give the gun grabbing crowd an inch, their going to take a mile.

I mean no disrespect the victims and their families with my comments above.

Don Higgins
Don Higgins

October 13, 2017

Legal I considered buying a “bump stock” a few years ago, while they would be a kick in the pants to shoot I thought the novelty would soon wear off and the wasted ammunition and quickly overheated barrel would outweigh the novelty. I didn’t buy one but I will support anyone who does want to buy one to my dying breath.

That being stated, I will never, ever be any part of any party agreeing to relinquish absolutely anything whatsoever applying to our constitutional rights.

A month doesn’t go by without an emailed plea from the NRA to the members for yet more donations.so they can fight the continuing aggressive assaults on our constitutional rights.

Then the NRA throws its’ members under the bus.

Keith Rouleau
Keith Rouleau

October 13, 2017

Sorry, I subscribe to the belief that a Bump trigger was never used in Vegas. The videos that captured the rapid fire support my belief. Sustaining 10 rounds/sec is just not possible. It’s a setup to ban another fixture of the AR platform, ridding the most radical pieces first. This Bump stocks are novelty items that waste a ton of ammunition. Fun to use once in a while just to go slay a cactus in the desert but certainly not economical or an improvement. Leave it alone.

John
John

October 13, 2017

Don’t think that these companies should be held liable for the stupidity of what people do with these items. For most gun lovers its a dream to be able to own automatic weapons and these companies are giving regular joes a half ass way of seeing what its like to do so. Maybe i should sue home depot for my stubbed toe on one of their doors.

Rich
Rich

October 13, 2017

These have been around for years without problem. ONE person mis-uses the product ONE time and it’s threatened with banning. I feel terrible fot the victims and their families but how can thousands be punished for the actions of one person? Chicago loses the same number of lives every month. I am totally against a knee-jerk and unenforceable ban.

Robert Bruner
Robert Bruner

October 13, 2017

I’m one of the biggest 2A supporters ever, but these “bump-stocks” and “binary triggers” are bullshit. What purpose do they serve? They waste ammo and I want to meet the person who can shoot sub-moa while using them. If bill H.R. 3999 goes anywhere, we can thank the manufacturers of products like Bump-Stocks (Slide Fire) and Binary Triggers (Franklin Armory and Fostech). These company’s brought this shit on themselves.

Paul Cessna
Paul Cessna

October 13, 2017

Legal! Just because we have cars that can exceed 100 m.p.h., does that mean we can sue the auto industry if someone is foolish to drive that fast and kill other motorists!? Same as driving under the influence, my 2 cents worth.

Rob
Rob

October 13, 2017

These things are a blast to shoot l have had one for a few years know lots of fun keep them legal

Mark Vinyard
Mark Vinyard

October 13, 2017

Legal. The NRA sold it’s members out. This brings a liability to any modification to any firearm and opens the ability to lawsuits for any change to a factory made firearm. Triggers, stocks, rails and so on.
Shame on the NRA!

Jamie Howard
Jamie Howard

October 12, 2017

Legal

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