U.S. Department of Justice Banning Bump Stocks in 90 Days

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The Department of Justice has amended the ATF regulations regarding bump stocks, the new regulation will be in effect 90 days after publication of the regulation (which is scheduled for Friday). The DOJ has reevaluated the definition of bump stocks to now fall under the definition of “machineguns” as defined under the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968. According to the DOJ these bump stock “devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger.” Individuals with these devices in their possession will be required to destroy the devices or abandon them at an ATF office prior to the effective date of the rule.

Read more about the changes by clicking here for the full NPR article by Martin Kaste and Ryan Lucas.

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