Friday, 18 October, 2019

Trump's Justice Department Takes Actual Steps Toward Banning Bump Stocks

Bump stock on a semi-automatic rifle Trump's Justice Department Takes Actual Steps Toward Banning Bump Stocks
Patty Aguilar | 11 March, 2018, 03:15

On Saturday, the Justice Department formally submitted a proposed regulation to ban bump stocks, which are devices that can turn high-capacity rifles into automatic weapons. That would reverse a 2010 decision by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that found bump stocks did not amount to machine guns and could not be regulated unless Congress amended existing firearms law or passed a new one.

Bump stocks, a detachable accessory that increases the rate of fire on semi-automatic rifles, gained notoriety after the Las Vegas massacre in October, the deadliest shooting in US history.

The announcement came after Trump ordered the Justice Department to focus on bump stocks following the high school massacre of 17 people in Parkland, Fla. - even though the device was not used in that case.

Students who survived the attack are organizing a massive march on Washington in two weeks to demand stricter curbs on guns.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) submitted a notice of regulation which, it said, will "clarify that the definition of "machinegun" in the National Firearms Act and Gun Control Act includes bump stock type devices, and that federal law accordingly prohibits the possession, sale, or manufacture of such devices".

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During a meeting with lawmakers on February 28 at the White House about school shootings, President Trump said that "we're getting rid" of "bump stocks". If the Office of Management and Budget okays the proposed regulation, it would then be published, with members of the public allowed to comment, before a final version was put into place.

A device that lets semi-automatic guns fire like machine guns could soon be outlawed in the United States.

Technically, that means the finger is pulling the trigger for each round fired, keeping the weapon a legal semi-automatic.

The National Rifle Association has supported tighter controls on bump stocks, but has not endorsed Trump's proposed ban. Majority are modest measures because of the NRA's opposition.

A bump fire stock that attaches to a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing rate is seen at Good Guys Gun Shop in Orem, Utah, U.S., October 4, 2017. Trump and the Justice Department appear to be trying to go ahead anyway.

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