Don’t post videos of yourself on the internet adding a “device” to a semi-automatic rifle to help you bump fire it.
I’m not going to post a link to the offending party, but come on people, have some common sense. We’re trying to differentiate semi-automatic rifles from machine guns in the minds of the average citizen, and you’re going to post videos on how to make your semi-auto AR work “just like a machinegun?” And your URL even uses the word “machine gun”? Not smart.
Of course, the cherry on the sundae is the rubber band you use to help you bump fire. With the ATF’s track record of well, doing whatever the heck they want, adding what they may classify as a “device” to your new blaster is a neat trick to land your fanny in federal court.
Now, before you pile me for calling this guy out, I don’t really care if he’s bumpfiring or not. If that’s what rocks your jollies, then by all means go ahead. But over here, I’m trying to fight and win a battle for public opinion, which is something we’re really going to need for the next four years. And like I said, that’s not helping. It’s important that the average Joe understands that there is a huge, functional difference between automatic weapons and civilian legal semi-auto rifles, and calling your website “________machinegun.com” doesn’t help.