Last time I remember this coming up it was as follows:Let me get this straight... so a regular trigger resets with force x, which by itself does not push the AR into ATF machine gun territory.
This weird new trigger resets with force x+k, which some people are saying makes it a machine gun.
What exact amount of force between x and x+k is the dividing line between semi-auto and "machine gun?"
User applies force X to the trigger, firmly maitains contact while gun fires. user removes force x from the trigger and the trigger resets for next actuation.
User applies force x to the trigger gun recoils to shoulder where force x gets removed from trigger, gun springs back off shoulder and re-applies force x to actuate the trigger.
User applies force x to the trigger, firmly maintains contact while gun fires. User removes force X from the trigger and the gun resets then fires.
User applies force X to the trigger, firmly maintains contact while gun fires. Gun resets with greater force Y applied through reset and then releases force Y allowing force X, which has never been removed from the load of the system (just has been re-balanced) to be applied again.
There's an old ruling for a trigger style (I think) out of the 80's. I
So, I guess I was thinking of the hellfire trigger, and to my surprise it's not banned?