Brit Hume Discusses Possible Push for Gun Control Legislation…

If Nikolas Cruz had been arrested for his prior criminal behavior he would not have passed a background check for a firearm purchase.  The issue was/is not the background check; the issue was/is the lack of a prior arrest.  Hence, the Broward County school and law enforcement policy is ultimately what failed.

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I don’t say this lightly, but the lawyers have the easiest case for ‘wrongful death’ lawsuits in the history of this type of litigation. The county policy constructed by public officials (School Board and Superintendent), and the county law enforcement policy that was specifically and intentionally designed to ignore unlawful behavior (Broward Sheriff), is the very definition of intentional gross negligence.

Gross negligence requires a pre-disposition to create a system that is inherently dangerous. That is exactly what happened in Broward County, Florida.

Despite specific warnings that unstable and/or violent students would likely slip through the system as a result of intentional ‘willful blindness’; and despite specific warnings by police officers that these policies were dangerous; community leaders, district school administration and local police officials executed those policies anyway.

The resulting loss of life was entirely predictable; and it was predicted.

It will be very important for the families to screen out the lawyers carefully.  Many of the top lawyers are aligned with high-ranking political Democrats.  Political lawyers like John Morgan (Morgan and Morgan) are part of the ideological alignment (with Democrat politicians) that created the system of policies – that led to the deaths of the students.  Morgan would be a terrible lawyer for the families because he, along with many others would hold conflicts.

In my humble opinion, the victim families need to get good lawyers who are not part of the political system within the state of Florida; and must not -EVER- hire Democrats.  There will be massive political pressure around the entire issue with all those who constructed the schemes being protected by the same system that needs to protect former President Obama.

ps. My apologies but my experience in trying to stop this years ago was met with hostility and the most intense political hate imaginable.  As a result, I dislike the characters and officials around this story immensely.  The Sheriff, the School Superintendent and every member of the Broward County School Board are complicit.  They deserve no quarter.

My prayers are for the victims, their families and those who are hostage to these policies.

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272 Responses to Brit Hume Discusses Possible Push for Gun Control Legislation…

  1. treehouseron says:

    It’s not as simple as new laws about people with mental health issues being able to access guns. This is yet another gun grab, we have to resist any talk of that kind of stuff.

    There are plenty of scenarios where single mothers live in bad neighborhoods, and suffer from depression, those single mothers shouldn’t be denied the ability to protect themselves and their families just because they go see a therapist to address their depression.

    The whole thing can be immediately reconciled at the school level by arming people at the school, and that can be done tommorow.

    Long term, we need to do as President Trump suggested, find a better way to make sure our children feel like someone is there for them and get them the help they need long before they get this far gone. The School dropped the ball on this particular kid, not just all the ones they failed to protect.

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  2. victorsharp says:

    I knew there was a reason that I hated the Morgan and Morgan commercials that are on repeat here.

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  3. Okay – i haven’t read every comment on here so maybe this has already been addressed, but the problem is NOT always with Law Enforcement Officers BUT is with the city/county Prosecutors. Too often they just want easy cases and high conviction rates, so they will often decline to prosecute a case if they think there is any chance they won’t win or they will plea down a case in order to get a guilty plea on a lesser charge because it ups their record.

    I have a family member who is a police officer in a large, liberal city and the number of times that a great collar simply gets released because the city wants to pretend they don’t have a crime problem would infuriate most of the citizens if they knew the truth. If the cops were having to go to this kid’s house time and time again, they were certainly writing paper on it and forwarding it to the Prosecutor for charges. BUT, it is out of their hands at that point and if the city declines to move forward then nothing happens…I would be very interested to see how many times Cruz was written up and how many times charges were pled down or not even filed.

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  4. David Reznor says:

    Brit Hume is a water-carrier for the Deep State, and has been ever since the Watergate hoax. Hume and Jack Anderson were never the “targets” of the CIA’s completely illegal Operation Mudhen in DC; the CIA was eavesdropping on and recording a DC call-girl ring that had NOTHING to do with the DNC, but that had everything to do with providing Liddy with juicy gossip Liddy could then dictate into a dictaphone and give to his secretary Sally Harmony. Those are the only “logs” that ever existed. Read Ashton Gray’s *Watergate: The Hoax*. (Full disclosure: as an independent contractor, I helped somewhat in the later stages of research for that book—but I did it solely because I admired the unparalleled research and analysis that had been going into it for years.)

    Brit Hume also is a master at never saying **anything**. He is constantly saying phrases such as, “as you said,” or “as was pointed out earlier,” then regurgitating some penetrating glimpse into the obvious that someone else has already says. And he **never** gives a plus without giving a minus, interjecting “however” or “on the other hand” into every pedantic sentence he utters, and always, always soft peddling every single statement with “perhaps” or “it could be the case” or “it seems that it might” or some other weasel words.

    Truly one of the all-time great evaders, and as close to worthless as it’s possible to get as a “commentator.”

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    • Rynn69 says:

      That’s all most of FOX News has become…with the exception of Fox and Friends and Fox primetime (after 8 pm). FOX Business is better than most of Fox News. Those liberal sons need to get Dana Perino, Shep Smith and The Five off the air. They are terrible shows. I am not very impressed with Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream, but looking forward to Mark Levin’s new show on Sunday at 10 pm.

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  5. woohoowee says:

    Lawlessness as policy in Florida’s safest city for 2017. Not hard at all to see how the low crime stats were achieved.

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  6. Rynn69 says:

    Thomas Jefferson: “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

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  7. stpaulchuck says:

    instead NRA will be sued along with the gun manufacturer and anyone else not actually responsible under the law while so-called law enforcement failed epically in their duties to the citizens

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  8. nimrodman says:

    … but you got the idea right

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  9. jello333 says:

    I admit this (the cover-up of student crimes in Broward/Miami-Dade) isn’t what immediately came to mind when the shooting occurred. But as soon as you mentioned it, I was like oh my God YES, this is exactly what’s going on! And now I’m angry. And I can only imagine how YOU, personally, have to feel right now after all you went through and tried to do. Love ya, man… hang in there.

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  10. distracted2 says:

    I completely understand your apprehension to jump into the fray again, Sundance. That said, the more sunlight on these frauds who have stepped into the limelight, as well as their benefactors, is imperative.

    If the left is allowed to use these kids to effect policy, it will not be the last time.

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  11. SammyD says:

    Until we REAL concerened Citizens band together and march against the din of the Progressive-Leftist, they will prevail in their sick ideologies and moronic decisions. This sort of “look the other way” amnesty from the Law is going on all over the USA by the Prog-Left and not just in school districts. We have to stop this these willful acts of sedition. We have to restore Law and Order by bring these perps to face stiff Justice.

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  12. Carnivore says:

    Jack Cashill at American Thinker wrote an article along these lines: https://goo.gl/SJ5vSS

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  13. HankM says:

    Incredible work sundance.
    You did your best but they were too ideologically dogmatic and blind to see what they were doing or too politically corrupted. Giving young law breakers a second chance is one thing but this idiocy is an abomination that greatly contributed to the massacre.
    It compares to the Rotherham town officials and the police that believed they should or must turn a blind eye for years to the reality of the sex grooming gangs because of their ethnicity. Exempting special groups from prosecution is never wise or just, especially for the inevitable victims.

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  14. SSnavely says:

    Sundance:

    Speaking from almost 25 years experience as an attorney engaged in private practice of law in Florida, good luck to the families finding a conservative attorney.

    The few who exist rarely practice in the arena of wrongful death/premises liability.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      I know Ann Coulter has connections to good ones around the country. I am sure there are others as well. i do not want to start naming names, because that is not my area of expertise and I would not want to leave someone out. Some of them are on TV and YouTube.

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  15. Fred Ward says:

    Wait-if we hold individuals accountable for their actions, their vile actions will be limited….naw, never work. Better to restrict the rights of 360 million than actually arrest a criminal.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Oh, you mean that quaint idea of “personal responsibility”?
      That is so archaic! Get with the “progressive movement” (which actually is defecation down the toilet for society).

      2Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
      4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
      5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
      6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

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    • I say eliminate all gun restrictions for the most part. Those that I would retain are prohibition of gun sales to minors without parental knowledge and/or consent, prohibitions for people with mental illnesses and/or known violent histories and prohibition to those with substance abuse issues. Otherwise, no permits would be needed to dictate open or conceal carry of a firearm.

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  16. GSR says:

    Law enforcement (government) failed in Florida. I know, let’s give government more power! The political class does what it does, pass laws. Yet hundreds of immigration and even firearm laws goes unenforced every day. Hmm.

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  17. TwoLaine says:

    NO big deal. I hear they are going to get a brand new school for their Florida Safe City. Their old one just isn’t good enough anymore.

    Watch for a FEMA grant request shortly, and lot’s of new rules about who can live or do business on what side of the street nearby. Let’s not forget Baltimore, and how they gave those who wished to do so the space to destroy.

    Or, where they got the money for the SC church shooting the day after Candidate TRUMP announced he was running for President. The event that began the erasure, removal and tarnishing of our country’s long history (led by Nikki Haley and a whole lot of so-called conservatives).

    The rest of us have to live in the squalor they create and pay out the ying-yang for it. When ILLEGAL Aliens murder and maim our families we don’t get a clean slate. We don’t new houses, cars, go fund me pages, get press conferences and marches, and Congress or the media plotting how to stop the carnage. We have people spit on us, literally and figuratively.

    These people will all be paid handsomely for their victimhood. Even victims of 9/11 got paid for their victimhood. What do the rest of us get? Pain, Pain, Pain, and OH, MORE PAIN! And, THE BILL.

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  18. Blacksmith8 says:

    Just say NO to stooopid dhimms

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  19. Doc Moore says:

    Excellent analysis. Few if any others are pointing fingers at the local authorities in whose domain these problems reside. Thank you for that perspective. On the other hand, why did the Las Vegas shooting, which was far more deadly and tragic, elicit so imbecilic outcries for gun control while in this Florida case we hear the loudest screams in years. What makes Florida different or more important in the eyes of these morons? Media access. The FBI instantly closed the lid on LV for reasons we will probably never know. Florida is wide open for the media to distort in every manner that serves the liberal agenda of overthrowing the US Government.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Tourism money, perhaps? The risk of “deep state” connections exposed? Or someone, somewhere knew about it and it was allowed to happen to advance the anti-gun/anti-Trump agenda? The only reason I mention the 2nd scenario is from past experience of “cover-ups” involving MSM. Only a few peeps from a few of the folks over at FNN because they need lots of air time for commercials, not an in-depth analysis of the facts.

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    • DD More says:

      Doc, speaking of Media Silence, has anyone seen what type of Forearm was used? Giving all the Gun Grabbers free rein to come out against every type now.

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    • All American Snowflake says:

      Florida is a red/blue state and up for grabs.

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  20. Chewbarkah says:

    The “Collaborative Agreement” says it applies to conduct at school campuses, on school trips and events. Does anyone know if the program has somehow been extended, de jure or de facto, to criminal behavior of students outside of school?

    The Broward Sheriff’s Dept was called out to Cruz’s home some 37 times, yet no serious charges (or any that I know of). How does he explain that? Is there a rap sheet on Cruz for the time after he reached 18?

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    • thedoc00 says:

      All good points. If there was no legal basis for the FBI to act, based on either his “school record” or “actual law enforcement data”, what do people want the FBI to do? Even this turd has rights under the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 14th amendments. The real issue requiring legislation is NOT the 2nd amendment, but what level authorities allowed to infringe on the these rights to “protect” society.

      Plus, how many similar calls and tips does the FBI handle each day; to analyze and pass on to their field offices? What is the load at field office level?

      At what point does local and municipal authority end?

      Again, at what point does a person surrender there rights? What is the criteria?

      These are but a few considerations, way beyond the 2nd amendment that need to be legislated.

      By all means find out what happened in this case but use the information to actually formulate a policy and not to take scalp. There are legal limits, societal failures, medical issues to be addressed.

      This whole tragedy shows:
      Republicans won’t govern because they want to be re-elected.
      Democrats won’t govern because they need issues to get re-elected.
      Both won’t govern because they like the endorsement money.
      The media will not help because they need to use the victims to sell adds as well as spin the message of both parties above.

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      • nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

        Brings to mind a movie a while back called “The Distinguished Gentlemen.
        “A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the … “

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  21. Mick Turner says:

    Notwithstanding the obvious Democrap take over of the ‘willing students’ agenda, I smell massive LAWSUITS. I can see the CrapLawyers crawling out of the sewer to jump all over this! May the FBI and all other organizations that let this murdering scum do his dirty deeds go down in flames!

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  22. jmclever says:

    I feel like we are living out the plot of Frank Peretti’s “This Present Darkness” I real time on a global scale.

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  23. Bendix says:

    Our wonderful Obamacare failed Nikolas Cruz as well. He and the other serious mentally ill in this country were completely left out of getting the medical care they needed.
    Right now, I’m aware of one such person, she’s not anyone who would hurt anybody except herself, but she’s sitting in a jail cell.
    In her fragile mental state, she was an easy mark for a man who turned her on to heroin, and prostitution, so she could pay for his drugs.
    I’m pretty sure we are the most backward of the First World countries when it comes to care of the mentally diseased.
    We don’t expect people with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s to fend for themselves with a bag of pills.

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    • mike says:

      I’ve got my doubts about the efficacy of current psychiatry, as part of the ongoing problems.

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      • Bastiat says:

        This is part of the problem. The other part is that the left has destroyed the church and the family in this country and left no alternative for many young men and women to seek out positive male figures in their lives. The bureaucrats can offer food and a roof, but they can not offer love, attention or wisdom.

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  24. C says:

    I grew up there….BSO was always corrupt they were known as the “Bull S**t Office” they are the prime reason I left and found a better place to raise my kids and I wouldn’t go back to that hellhole if you paid me good money

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  25. Ziiggii says:

    H/T – TruePundit
    Former CNN Senior Producer leading the ” National Stop School Shootings NOW” Facebook group. The group is planning a nation-wide school walk out on Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m. with assistance from leaders of the “Women’s March” group.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/nationalstopschoolshootingsnow/
    http://www.decaturish.com/2018/02/decatur-mom-becomes-a-leader-organizing-walk-out-to-protest-school-shootings/

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  26. Ziiggii says:

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    • All American Snowflake says:

      Blacks are just hot-blooded peoples. Please get them into the military or somewhere that they can shine instead of do crime.

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  27. Retired USMC says:

    So let me get this straight…I have to relinquish my rights because the police dept refused to do it’s job 39 times…got it…

    Hey liberals….come take them if you dare…

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  28. jbrickley says:

    Well that UberEats delivery driver who shot a customer with a handgun; doubt he had a CCL permit for the handgun. Criminals need not apply they can get a gun regardless.

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  29. Mike diamond says:

    Put more armed teachers and armed security guards in our schools, step up and support the N R A, more students need to speak up when they know a student has a mental problem ! Banning guns will never solve the problem ! We need more honest citizens carrying guns ! Banning all cars to stop drunk drivers???? Silly liberals!!!!! How they think!!!!is stupid!

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  30. Mike diamond says:

    FBI agents were some of the best before obama ruined the FBI the CIA and the DOJ ! Stand with our President Trump he is doing his best to find the right people !

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  31. iwasthere says:

    Can’t agree more Sundance, where was the local sheriff ? Thanks to your reporting, now we know. He should have charged the kid, got him in the database, and got a social worker assigned or something. Everything starts local. Not every issue has a Federal answer.

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  32. All American Snowflake says:

    Schoolyard “Fast and Furious” delayed running and gunning actions.

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  33. All American Snowflake says:

    “My prayers are for the victims, their families and those who are hostage to these policies.”

    And my prayers are for you, Sundance. And for thousands$$ of support to come to the Conservative Treehouse. This will be a daily prayer from now on until things get right in this country.

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  34. rlc970582410 says:

    Thanks Sundance for pointing this out- not an LEO here, and IANAL, nor do I play one on line, but I sort of wondered at Governor Scotts rush to judgement on blaming the FBI. I’m not defending the FBI, but unless I am wrong- they look for terrorists in the US, who are potential mass shooters, not for mentally ill school kids who are potential mass shooters.

    It seems to me the referral to law enforcement and/or mental health crisis facility should have been handled right where it is in the rest of the country- direct from the school administration, via schools resource officers, to the local cops/sheriff who ARE the “mandatory reporters” when anyone is suspected of being “a grave risk to self or others” and have the authority to place that suspected dangerous person under a 72 hour mental health hold.

    If both Broward County Sheriff and the local School Board had gotten so far into the weeds on helping Eric Holder and the Diversity Enablers excuse kids from consequences for borderline criminal behavior- that’s understandable in the progressive permissive parenting/special snowflake self importance philosopy.

    But it doesn’t excuse ignoring or worse, excusing obviously unsafe behavior that is due to mental illness. Most police academies teach an introduction to this in basic training, and most do a 40 hour training sometime in POST training. I wonder when someone will look closely at the training program and actual implementation of same in Broward County.

    Clearly the School Board Directors have both fiduciary failure to oversee, and a moral failure to serve Nicholas Cruz, that they will live with for the end of their days…so I am not rushing to judgement, here- only to suggest that finger pointing is not going to solve it, not at the Governor level by blaming it on the FBI, and not at the despicable school level if they are giving access to the kids who want to put on a theatrical performance with the assistance of the PR propagandizing Left, to blame Trump, and OMG Guns. That simply wont work, number one, and worse- number two it ignores the real and difficult issues. That is a moral failing and a real crime, that I would hold the school board, and the Sheriff responsible for…that’s borderline child abuse.

    We shall see.

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    • rlc970582410 says:

      PS: If I were a parent of a kid in that district, and that’s how the leadership is going to handle it- run from responsibility by pointing fingers, and allowing outside activist groups to further inflame the issue, while grooming those willing to put on a show, for left wing gun control activism, then I would be furious, and get my kid out of there.

      All that is likely to do, is further inflame the situation, trigger off some other borderline kid, and create even more division, when instead what is needed is calm, support, and hugs- for all. Not blaming, shaming finger pointing and dancing in the blood of the victims…

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  35. Badger 1 says:

    Hate springs eternal among “progressives,” and if hate had not existed in this world, the Left would surely have invented it!

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  36. Steve in Greensboro says:

    This whole situation is another example of what paleoconservative Sam Francis referred to as anarcho-tyranny. His short definition was “we refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy) so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).”

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  37. Marta says:

    Thank you for staying w/this horrible story!

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  38. Boots says:

    Why banning bump stocks is a bad knee jerk reaction to a problem that doesn’t exist.

    Former ATF head says if ATF – a regulatory agency – is allowed to circumvent procedure and rewrite the definition of machine gun to include bump stocks, there’s no stopping or telling what they may redefine and ban next.

    https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/01/24/former-atf-honcho-backs-goas-warning-bump-stock-regulation/

    Entire text of January 24, 2018 article
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    There’s no doubt that few things are as controversial as bump stocks right now. Even a lot of people who are ostensibly Second Amendment supporters are in favor of regulating the hell out of the things following the horror of Las Vegas. However, even if regulation is to happen, it needs to be done the right way, and that means the ATF needs to be left out of this completely at this point.

    Yesterday, the Gun Owners of America sent out a press release showing that a former honcho at the ATF agrees.

    Former ATF Chief Reiterates GOA’s Warning on Regulating Bump Stocks

    Springfield, VA – A former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) chief acknowledges that regulations or a ban from the ATF relating to bump stocks could affect other firearms and firearm parts.

    Rick Vasquez, former Acting ATF Firearms Tech Branch Chief, in an interview with the Military Arms Channel, confirmed the warnings of Gun Owners of America (GOA) that a ban or regulation on devices that “increase the rate of fire” could be expanded to cover much, much more.

    After the tragic Las Vegas shooting, GOA warned that any law or regulation on bump stocks could also be applied to firearm parts such as triggers and magazines.

    “Vasquez and the Military Arm Channel echo GOA’s concerns. As GOA noted in our comments to the ATF, bump stocks do not fall under the established definition of a machine gun, nor does the agency have the statutory authority to re-define such terms,” Erich Pratt, executive director of GOA said.

    “However, if the ATF creates for itself such regularity power, then any firearm or firearm part deemed to ‘increase the rate of fire,’ could be regulated or banned,” Pratt stated. “Such a regulation would put competition triggers, magazines, or semi-automatic firearms at risk.”

    Both GOA and Gun Owners Foundation (GOA’s legal arm) have submitted comments to the ATF in opposition to regulating or banning bump stocks. GOA’s comments can be viewed here, and GOF’s comments can be viewed here.

    Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesperson, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over 1.5 million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Newsroom.

    This is a very slippery slope being considered by the ATF, and not just because of the threat to firearms. If a regulatory agency like the ATF can decide to reclassify something on a whim like this, what other regulatory bodies can do the same? Can the EPA then decide to ban cars because of emissions? Can the SEC decide that you can’t have a 401K until you’re 35?

    Yes, these are extreme examples that aren’t likely to occur, but part of why they’re unlikely to happen is because these agencies don’t have the authority to do any of these things. It’s part of that whole “checks and balances” thing our Founding Fathers were so fond of. They can’t do it, so no one even considers doing it.

    However, if the ATF is able to regulate away bump stocks despite there being no legal grounds to do so, then that creates a precedence that other agencies can use down the road.

    And yes, there is still the incredibly important Second Amendment angle. No, I haven’t forgotten that. The fact is that the amendment clearly reads, “the people’s right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” and the ATF trying to regulate something they have no authority to regulate away is a whole lot of infringing.

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