- Mar 26, 2006
They define a piece of plastic that is nothing but a stock as a machine gun.That "definition" could change tomorrow, at the whim of BATFE. They define a piece of machined steel the size of a quarter (auto sear) as a "machine gun"!
Again, They are calling a piece of plastic that does not meet any of their definitions as a machine gun and they did it with no changes to any law.No it cant
there is a statutory definition adopted by congress and signed into law by the president
the ATF cannot just wave its magic wand and rewrite/over ride what congress passed.......
Any change requires both houses of congress to pass new language and for the president to sign it into law......but new language is going to have a great many downstream/unintended consequences (burdens) so new language will result in massiive discussions/arguments/conflicts so dont count on it happening soon/easily
THIS is why the feds dropped a case that challenged the law on these criteria instead of losing the case and establishing a precident