GOA NEWS RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT JORDAN STEIN DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS JORDANSTEIN@GUNOWNERSORG 703-321-8585 December 18 2018 For immediate release Gun owners of America to File Suit Against Arbitrary ATF Bump Stock Ban Springfield VA Gun Owners of America GOA and its Foundation GOF will be filing suit against the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms & Explosives ATF and the Department of Justice to seek an injunction protecting gun owners from their illegal prohibition of bump stocks Erich Pratt executive director of Gun Owners of America said As written this case has important implications for gun owners since in the coming days an estimated half a million bump stock owners will have the difficult decision of either destroying or surrendering their valuable property or else risk felony prosecution ATFs claim that it can rewrite Congressional law cannot pass legal muster Agencies are not free to rewrite laws under the guise of 'interpretation' of a statute especially where e law's meaning is clear The new ATF regulations would arbitrarily redefine bump stocks as 'machineguns and down the road could implicate the right to own AR-15's and many other lawfully owned semi-automatic firearms Pratt continued ATF's new bump stock regulation clearly violates federal law as bump stocks do not qualify as machineguns under the federal statute For more information about the suit or GOA and GOF's recommendation for bump stock owners please see here Erich Pratt or another GOA spokesmen 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 15 million members and activists For more information visit GOA's Newsroom Gun Owners of America to File Suit Against Arbitrary ATF Bump Stock Ban Fight the bump stock ban through the link in our bio 2A bumpstock shallnotbeinfringed gunowners gunownersofamerica goa goasupporters Meme

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