Today is a sad day for American liberty. Following a directive by allegedly “pro-gun” President Donald J. Trump that he handed down to the BATFE, part of of our freedom died. As of today, bumpfire stocks stocks are now formally banned. They all just became re-classified as contraband “machineguns” — a felony to possess. Contravening a long-standing tradition in American jurisprudence, with this ban ruling there is NO grandfather clause. Nor is there any compensation offered for a Federal “taking”. And because of the Hughes Amendment to the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986 (FOPA ’86), there is no $200 registration available to owners of these newly-redefined “machineguns.” The Federales are in effect saying: “Tough luck pal, they’re banned–because we said so.” This illustrates the arbitrary and capricious nature of 21st Century statutory jurisdiction. They are running roughshod over the Constitution. This is a sad day, indeed.
With the current sweeping changes in our gun laws in mind, I highly recommend a short video from Reid Henrichs: Stirrings of Revolution: Then and NOW. The book that he mentions, Resistance to Tyranny: A Primer definitely belongs on your bookshelf. It is noteworthy that this book just recently jumped into Amazon’s top-100 selling books list. That is a very unusual feat, for a book that has been in print for nine years. For comparison, my 10-year old non-fiction book How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It (now in its 22nd printing from Penguin Books) usually bounces around down near #27,000 in Amazon’s overall book rankings.
There are just a few days left in Round 81 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. Get your article written and send it in soon. The top three prize winners will share $11,000 worth of prizes. And we will be adding a new prize of considerable value, starting with Round 82. That begins April 1st.