Trump Administration to Announce Bump Stock Ban in Rare Support of Gun Regulation

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The Trump administration is set to show rare support for gun regulation by banning the controversial bump stock.

According to CNN, U.S. officials have claimed that the ban will be announced soon. The bump stock ban was reintroduced after a gunman killed 58 people at a Las Vegas concert in October 2017.

Soon after the shooting, President Donald Trump promised to pursue a ban on all accessories that modify rifles into automatic weapons.

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The proposed final rule would group bump stocks and similar accessories with legislation that banned machine guns.

“Bump stocks turn semiautomatic guns into illegal machine guns. This final rule sends a clear message: Illegal guns have no place in a law-and-order society, and we will continue to vigorously enforce the law to keep these illegal weapons off the street,” a senior Justice Department official told CNN.

The president made it very clear to the National Rifle Association that bump stocks would be banned, and a spokesperson has said that they would review bump stocks but oppose any other gun regulation suggestions from Congress.

“We are knocking out bump stocks. I have told the [National Rifle Association] — bump stocks are gone,” Trump said earlier in the year. “But to do that, you have to go to public hearings, which we have had. You have to go through all sorts of regulatory control systems.”

Under the new rule, bump stock owners would have to turn in their device or destroy it within 90 days of the rule’s passing.

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Having fired both full-auto (class III) and bumpstock firearms, all I can say is “so what?”. They are useless in real-world, non-military applications. I can rig a non-bumpstock simulator (rubber bands, string, etc.) without one, but ask why as it’s stupid, wastes ammunition, and has littl accuracy.

Throw gun-control a bone.

Madison Dibble

I think this is a good move by the president. It shows that Republicans are willing to make moves that protect safety without restricting the 2nd Amendment.

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