Challenge Accepted

State “bump stock” bans are going over like Lynyrd Skynyrd tapes at an NPR fundraiser.  Vermont’s gun grab netted almost nothing:

State police told local media this week that a total of two reciprocating stocks were turned in prior to the Oct. 1 deadline. Two! That’s it! For the entire state!

The ATF estimates that there are up to a half million bump stocks in circulation in the U.S. While it’s not clear how many are in The Green Mountain State, it’s almost certainly more than two! [Going purely proportional share of the population, the number could be right around 1,000 – Ed.]

It’s not like they couldn’t have predicted this:

Authorities in Vermont should not be shocked by the poor turnout. Compliance in the other eight states that have prohibited them has also been virtually nonexistent.

Only three stocks had been surrendered by the February deadline in Massachusetts, and as of earlier this year, none (0) have been turned in since Denver and New Jersey banned the devices, as GunsAmerica previously reported.

Henceforth, any citizen caught possessing a bump stock faces up to a year in jail, a fine of $1,000 or both, Vermont State Police Capt. Tim Clouatre told NBC5.

Kinda makes you wonder how it’ll work when they start going for the guns themselves…

9 thoughts on “Challenge Accepted

  1. This is a dangerous argument Mitch. The moral high road for gun owners over the last decade has been to point out that we are law abiding gun owners, to differentiate ourselves from criminals who use guns to commit crimes. The “I dropped it in the lake’ meme that keep popping up can be interpreted by others as ‘we obey the gun laws we agree with’

    I know that’s not a fair depiction, but gun owners are rarely depicted fairly.

  2. While I agree that it’s dangerous, I believe unjust and unconstitutional laws are much worse.

  3. as moral high ground goes I adhere first to natural law: i.e. the unalienable right to self defense

    and yes I still feel bad about the Holland & Holland Royal O/U 12 gauge that I dropped into Lake Vermillion

  4. I know that’s not a fair depiction, but gun owners are rarely depicted fairly.

    When we need to start worrying about how we are depicted exercising our constitutional rights, we’ve lost.

    Look. Leftist reprobates have been pumping Anti-American propaganda into the skulls of public school kids for 30+ years, so it’s no surprise they are openly calling for Socialism. But the Bullshit has gotten so deep even older, heretofore milquetoast Democrats are openly throwing shade on the founders.

    I’ve never owned a bump stock. I think they’re junk, and it’s not going to keep me up nights if I can’t order one and have it delivered tomorrow. But I 100% endorse the mindset that says “Turn it in? Yeah, fuck you; come get it.”

  5. And while I wait for the previous comment to clear the censors, let me add:

    Don’t any of us grey beards dare to blame the Young Turks for the stupid, anti-American stuff they say.

    They are just regurgitating what WE allowed the scurrying, leftist cockroaches to feed them in school.

    Instead of wasting more time berating them, use what time we have left to gently talk them back from the ledge. Remember; the mob of their peers are calling for them to jump.

  6. I wanna bump stock so I can shoot $40 worth of ammo in 5 seconds and not hit anything!

  7. What really happened, according to a source I consider reliable, the Babylon Bee, is that all of them were lost in a tragic boating accident.

  8. IIRC, when Connecticut mandated gun registration of existing guns a few years back, the non-compliance rate was estimated at 90%. Does anyone know if that has held up?

  9. A bump stock is the Tweet of the gun world – an instant, thoughtless but gratifying act of self-expression. Should be protected to the same extent.

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