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Bump Stock Class Action

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Do you own a bump-stock? Join our bump stock class action now. Time is limited to receive compensation for your lawfully purchased bump-stock.

On December 26, 2018, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ("ATF") published Final Rule 66514, amending 27 CFR parts 447, 478, and 479, and retroactively redefining bump-fire stocks as "machineguns" under the National Firearms Act of 1934 ("NFA") and the Gun Control Act of 1968 ("GCA").

The effect of the final rule is to impose up to a ten-year prison sentence on anyone possessing a bump-fire stock after March 26, 2019.

If you purchased a bump-fire stock before December 26, 2018, you may be entitled to compensation

Bump Stock Class Action

The final rule states that all bump-fire stocks must be turned into the ATF, destroyed, or otherwise reduced to scrap before March 26, 2019.

The Flint Law Firm filed the first-class action on behalf of bump-stock owners seeking compensation for a taking of their property under the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Filled Case Document: ROY-LYNN-MCCUTCHEN-v-THE-UNITED-STATES

Join the lawsuit to receive compensation for the taking of your bump-stock, Call Us: (866) 438-6781 or fill out the Free Case Consultation Form.


Bump Stock Lawsuit

Bump-Stock History​

​Between 2008 and 2017 the ATF issued classification decisions concluding that certain bump-stock-type devices were not machineguns, primarily because the devices did not rely on internal springs or similar mechanical parts to channel recoil energy.

​The company that patented the bump-stock and sold the most popular one, Slide Fire Solutions, began selling bump stocks in 2010 after it received full approval from federal firearms regulators. Within the first year the business went from being in a portable building that had once been a dog kennel to a $10,000,000 company.

​An earlier bump-stock type device that used internal springs to channel recoil energy was the Akins Accelerator. The ATF reviewed this device at the request of the inventor and ruled in 2006 that the device was in-fact a machine gun.

​However, following its reclassification of the Akins Accelerator as a machinegun, the ATF determined and advised owners of Akins Accelerator devices that removal and disposal of the internal spring—the component that caused the rifle to slide forward in the stock—would render the device a non-machinegun.

Thus, the ATF determined that a possessor could retain the device by removing and disposing of the spring, in lieu of destroying or surrendering the device.

After nearly nine years of bump-stocks being completely unregulated or tracked, the ATF issued Final Rule 66514 unexpectedly redefining bump-stocks as machineguns.

Unlike any other time in the history of the United States, the ATF gave no opportunity for bump-stock owners to register their bump-stocks and completely prohibited possession of their tangible property.

The Final Rule requires previously lawful owners to surrender their bump-stocks to the ATF or "break them apart so that the device is not readily restorable to a firing condition or is otherwise reduced to scrap, and throw the pieces away."

Read About: Bump-Stock Destruction Instructions

If you bought a bump-fire stock between June 7, 2010, and December 26, 2018, join the lawsuit to receive compensation for the taking of your bump-stock, Call Us: (866) 438-6781 or fill out the Free Case Consultation Form.

Bump Stock Class Action Map

Bump-stocks were legal in states colored green before the federal regulation.

Fifth Amendment Just Compensation

When the government takes private property for public use, the United States Constitution guarantees that the owner is entitled to just compensation.

When federal regulations effectively create the same situation – by taking away rights that inhere to your property, thereby taking away most, if not all, of a property's value – the Flint Law Firm is here to help.

Bump Stock Class Action Court

​We litigate against the federal government in the United States Court of Federal Claims on behalf of citizens who have had their property values diminished or destroyed by federal regulations and statutes to recover the just compensation to which they are entitled.

The United States Supreme Court has held that the denial of one traditional property right does not always amount to a taking. Nor is the fact that a regulation prevents the most profitable use of the tangible property. It is, however, clearly a taking when the rights that inhere to all property—the right to possess, donate, or devise—are stripped by a regulation.

​This is the first time in history that the government has banned a previously legal item and has not allowed someone to either keep the item or provide compensation for the item, as is required under the Constitution.

Stand up for your property rights and join our bump-stock class action now.

​Join the lawsuit to receive compensation for the taking of your bump-stock, Call Us: (866) 438-6781 or fill out the Free Case Consultation Form.

Compensation For Your Bump-Stock

The lawyers at the Flint Law Firm have extensive experience litigating in government taking claims at the United States Court of Federal Claims, and are extremely familiar with the Court and its judges. Our dedicated team of lawyers will help make your compensation process simple. There are no upfront fees and no out of pocket expenses. Time to file a claim is limited so call us for a free consultation today.

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