Austin, Texas, gun store owner Michael Cargill has filed a lawsuit against the ATF because of the federal government’s recent bump stock ban.
The U.S. Department of Justice issued the federal ban on bump stocks in a decision it made in December.
Bump stock owners were given 90 days to destroy or turn in their devices, but that grace period ended at midnight earlier this week.
Despite turning in his bump stocks to the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) field office on Monday, March 26, 2019, Cargill refused to sign paperwork giving the government permission to destroy these devices.
Cargill stood firmly against this measure saying “I’m going to comply. I’m going to turn it in, but I’m going to fight. I’m going to fight for everyone in the State of Texas and this country.”
The Las Vegas massacre of October 2017, where 58 people were killed, became a rallying point for gun control advocates nationwide. Authorities said some of the firearms used to carry out the massacre were equipped with bump stocks, which compelled states like Florida, Maryland, and Vermont to take action by passing bump stock bans of their own.
The federal government eventually caught up with states by issuing a bump stock ban late last year.
Ed Scruggs, the vice chair of Texas Gun Sense, defended the bump stock ban.
After Las Vegas, it was undeniable what they do and it was undeniable the destructive power they have and they had to act.
According to Jennifer Kendall of Fox 7, a “bump stock attaches to a semi-automatic rifle to allow a shooter to fire continuously by using the recoil of the firearm to hit the trigger in rapid succession.”
Scruggs continued justifying the need for a bump stock ban:
For practical use it serves no purpose, other than to kill more people, so why in this society, with the violence going on now, do we need those.
Bump stocks were originally not subject to stiff government regulation because they did not fall under the legal definition of a machine gun. In other words, guns that used bump stocks still had to have the trigger be pulled for each shot.
This is all changed in 2018 when the Department of Justice issued a new ruling declaring that bump stocks fall under the fully automatic category and were subject to the same regulations that automatic weapons faced.
Cargill made his opposition to this ruling clear:
There needs to be a clear message sent to the federal government that, as a citizen who legally purchased an item, I should be able to have that item.
Cargill teamed up with the New Civil Liberties Alliance law firm to file this lawsuit against the ATF. They contend that the Justice Department doesn’t have the authority to conduct this ban. Instead, they argue that changes in the law should be carried out by Congress.
Scruggs countered, “Well, the power of a regulatory agency, they can change regulations all the time.”
Cargill is filing the lawsuit against the ATF, the U.S. Attorney General and the Department of Justice in order to overturn the regulation.
The seasoned gun rights activist won’t be going down without a fight. In his concluding remarks, Cargill stated, “If you step on the rights of the people who believe in the second amendment, then my job is to put my foot on your throat.”
After this grace period, any individual in possession of a bump stock can be subject to heavy fines and ten years in prison.
Former Deep State Critter Connected to Joe Biden Hints at Wanting to Assassinate Alex Jones
Revolver News reported that Zachery Tyson Brown, who was employed at the Office of the Secretary of Defense not too long ago, went on Linkedin to hint at giving Alex Jones the Anwar al-Awlaki treatment. Basically, he floated the idea of having Jones be assassinated by the U.S. government.
He wrote on Linkedin::
We killed Anwar al Awlaki for stuff like this.
A surge of right-wing terrorism is just waiting to be unleashed on this country, and the government must be prepared to crack down on the prion disease that’s been allowed to spread too far.
Brown shared a link to the left-wing smear merchant outfit “Right Wing Watch”, which receives funding from George Soros.
A screenshot of Brown’s post can be found here:
Anwar al-Awlaki was an Islamic terrorist and U.S. citizen that the Obama administration assassinated via drone bomb. He was connected to multiple terrorist plots in the United States and United Kingdom, which included an attempt to blow up a Detroit bound jetliner. Al-Awlaki built his reputation through his various online sermons and propaganda videos that turned him into one of Al-Qaeda’s most prominent personalities
The U.S. government placed Awlaki on its official targeted-killing list, which President Barack Obama authorized, and the National Security Council approved. Under this designation, Awlaki was deemed a military enemy of the U.S., despite being a U.S. citizen. On September 30, 2011, the Central Intelligence Agency used two drones to kill Awlaki and Samir Khan, another American al-Qaeda member.
As of July, Tyson Brown was employed in the Trump administration at the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Deep Staters don’t like any expression of free speech that comes from the Dissident Right, so they work to find ways to muzzle it shut.
Individuals like Brown would like nothing more than to have Joe Biden at the helm along with a Democrat-controlled Congress to more easily push hate speech laws and other ways to clamp down on speech from effective dissident figures.
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