Bump Stocks BANNED - Trump Administration Rolls-Out Federal Regulation
(WASHINGTON, DC) Bump stocks which make it quicker and faster for a semi-automatic weapons to be fired, harnessing the recoil of the gun to "bump" the trigger, have officially been banned in the United States after President Trump and his Administration rolled out new regulations, Tuesday. Bump stocks are considered an accessory to the firearm itself, posing a legal hurdle for the Justice Department to jump over with trying to ban the bump stocks. After reviewing case law, the Justice Department found that the bump stocks are prohibited under the same laws and characteristics that make machine guns illegal in the US; "bump fire stocks, slide-fire devices, and devices with certain similar characteristics-are 'machine-guns' as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968 because such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger," stated in the new federal regulation.
The Office of Legal Counsel signed off on the regulation. The Counsel is a adviser to both the Attorney General and the President (any other part of the executive branch) in insuring that regulations, executive orders, etc. are complying with the United States Constitution.
Bump stocks made national headlines after the 2017 Las Vegas Massacre where a gunman accessorized his guns with bump stocks, resulting in 58 innocent lives taken. Those who possess bump stocks have 90 days to turn them in or destroy them, from the date that the new regulation is published in the federal register (likely this Friday). Possessing bump-stocks after the 90 day window, those whom are in possession, will be in violation of this federal regulation.
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