On Saturday, the Department of Justice announced that it will be putting forth a new regulation banning bump stocks on firearms. Under this new regulation, a bump stock would classify a gun as a ‘machine gun’ which is prohibited under the National Firearms Act.
“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,” AG Jeff Sessions said.
It was reported that a bump stock was the device used in the deadly Las Vegas shooting in October. Some see this and the recent shooting at a South Florida high school as motivation for new gun regulations.
“Fully-automatic weapons have been heavily regulated since the 1930s, but banning semi-automatic firearms and accessories has been shown time and again to not prevent criminal activity and simply punishes the law-abiding for the criminal acts of others,” the NRA stated in response to talk of new gun regulations.
From Washington Examiner:
In October, the National Rifle Association called for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to examine whether bump stocks comply with federal law and suggested it is open to further regulations on the devices.
But following the shooting in Parkland and Trump’s request to the Justice Department to regulate bump stocks, the group said it needed to see the actual regulation before commenting on it.
the NRA will continue to fight new gun regulations on semi-automatic weapons.
Levi Perry, owner and editor of The Daily Lev.