Today, we received the following memorandum opinion denying Codrea, et al's Motion for Preliminary Injunction in the challenge to the bump stock regulation promulgated by the ATF. It is rather disappointing to see the government continue to ignore the plain text of the Second Amendment, yet here we are. Instead, we are left with an agency that for over ten years has ruled one way, then the winds of change blow, and it rules a different way. Today, we lost a little more of
You can read the filing here. What we demonstrated is that the governments' position that a bumpstock is a machinegun is arbitrary, capricious and unsupported in the law. An analogy was made that if a bumpstock is a machinegun, then a manual transmission must be an automatic transmission using the same logic presented to us by the government defendants. The Court (in DC) set this for a hearing on February 19, 2019 at 3PM.