Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

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

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

The devices will remain on the market until the regulation is approved by the Office of Management and Budget. Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old charged with killing 17 people in that incident, did not use a bump stock, though his case has sparked a nationwide push for a variety of gun-control measures.

An example of a bump stock that attaches to a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing rate is seen at Good Guys Gun Shop in Orem, Utah, on October 4, 2017. Bump stocks, which enable guns to fire like automatic weapons, were not used in that attack - they were used in last year's Las Vegas massacre - but have since become a focal point in the gun control debate.

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On Saturday, the justice department submitted a proposed regulation that would prohibit the sale of the devices.

"President Trump is absolutely committed to ensuring the safety and security of every American and he has directed us to propose a regulation addressing bump stocks", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in the Justice Department's press release. The powerful group has said it supports ATF regulations on the accessory but opposes any legislation that would do that same. As a result, the Justice Department's regulation would classify the device as a machine gun, which is prohibited under federal law. Bump stocks require the shooter's finger to repeatedly hit the gun's trigger to fire at a high speed, which differs from the legal definition of a machine gun as a firearm that can fire multiple shots "by a single function of the trigger". "The law is very clear and it does not now allow ATF to regulate such accessories", Bouchard wrote.

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The proposed regulation would reclassify the controversial device as a "machinegun", making it illegal to own, sell or manufacture bump stocks.

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. Some ATF officials believe the administration lacks the authority to ban the devices.

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"Legislation is the only answer", she said.

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