If you have been on the fence about getting a bump stock, there might not be a fence moving forward
Bump stocks popped up in 2010, and, according to ATF, as many as 500,000 are in circulation legally* (except in California, Vermont, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Washington), but until 2017 when they were used by a madman, were generally just seen as a range toy or novelty (except for those in “constitutional militias” who advocated their use as a poor man’s squad automatic weapon when coupled with drum mags for suppressive fire). No matter what DOJ on Congress decides on them, those are big numbers.
Now the only maker of the much-vilified devices is closing shop, though what is going to happen to his patents in a world of freely-shared CAD files and 3D printing, is subject to interpretation.
More on that prospect in my column at Guns.com
Meanwhile, in other news, photos of a relatively sophisticated operation to make off the books TEC-9/KG-9 style pistols/machine pistols complete with K-baffle suppressors at a Montreal-area machine shop have just surfaced, begging the further question of genies and bottles…