January 31, 2019
Adam Kraut, a firearms lawyer representing the Firearms Policy Coalition in a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s bump stock ban, said last week the Department of Justice went beyond its power in rewriting what constitutes an illegal machine gun under federal law.
“Our biggest thing with it was the executive overreach,” Kraut told the Washington Free Beacon.
“This wasn’t done through Congress. If you look at the plain statutory language of what a machine gun is by our interpretation of it, bump stocks clearly fall outside of that. And our argument even goes to that, you look at the amended definition that they have and they’ve now specifically included bump stocks in it. So it kind of is almost an admission that ‘Yeah, it wasn’t covered under this, but now we’re making it very clear that it should be.’”
This article was posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7:24 am