More thought on the Akins Accelerator
Reader Unix Jedi (here's his blog) has this thought:
"As much as I hate to...
ATF's got a damn good case here.
Let me point you to Mike Williamson who detailed why, it changed my mind:
"This evaluation is valid provided that when the stock is assembled with an otherwise unmodified SKS semiautomatic rifle, the rifle does not discharge more than one shot by a single function of the trigger." (emphasis ATF)"
It occurs to me that the difference may lie in the definition of the undefined "single function of the trigger." Does that mean (a) its literal meaning, that the trigger itself must move once for each shot or (b) that the trigger finger must press the trigger for each shot or (c) the trigger finger MUST MOVE and press the trigger for each shot?
Under (a) and (b) the Akins is not a full auto; with it the trigger cycles once per shot and is pressed by the trigger finger once per shot. Under (c), it is a full auto; the trigger finger moves once and multiple shots are fired.