A lawsuit filed in the wake of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting claims that because bump stocks are illegal, so are the guns made compatible with the device.
The family of a woman killed in the shooting argues that because the AR-15 and other rifles can be modified, they too should be banned.
“The AR existed some 50 years before the bump stock was even invented or thought of,” says T. Edwin Walker, attorney with U.S. Law Shield. “Clearly they could not have designed or manufactured an AR that anticipated there being a bump stock.”
“They're saying this falls outside of the scope of the law that protects firearms manufacturers from liability whenever their lawful firearms are used in unlawful acts.”
Walker says the left can't go after your right to bear arms, so they're trying to regulate everything else.
“The old saying that if you outlaw guns only outlaws will have guns is absolutely true,” he says. “That's because the criminal element pays no attention to this whatsoever.”
He believes the case could ultimately go before the U.S. Supreme Court.