As any gun enthusiast knows, the Assault Weapons Ban has nothing to do with fully-automatic weapons. That's exactly the confusion that the Violence Policy Center knowingly created and spread to encourage public support. They guessed that the public would see a weapon that looked like a fully-automatic weapon, assume it actually was such a weapon, and support banning it. Never mind the facts.
For years, marksmen have used a technique called bump firing: shooting a semiautomatic rifle from the hip and allowing the weapon's recoil to pull the trigger.
With the assault-weapons ban keeping most fully automatic weapons out of their hands, it was one of the few ways for enthusiasts to enjoy the thrill of firing a machine gun.
That was until the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives banned the Accelerator - two years after approving it - forcing Akins to the brink of bankruptcy.Good luck to Mr Akins.
He has filed a pair of lawsuits against the ATF - in U.S. District Court in Tampa and in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington - challenging the agency's ruling and asking to be compensated for more than $1 million in financial losses.