Trump Administration Officially Bans Bump Stock Devices


Under the amended rule, it is illegal to own or possess bump stock devices. Gun owners must destroy or turn it over to the nearest ATF office before its effective date.

Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker signed the rule on Tuesday. It will take effect 90 days after its publication in the Federal Register—likely on Friday.

Trump is “fulfilling a promise”

In a statement, Whitaker said, “President Donald Trump is a law and order president, who has signed into law millions of dollars in funding for law enforcement officers in our schools, and under his strong leadership, the Department of Justice has prosecuted more gun criminals than ever before as we target violent criminals. We are faithfully following President Trump’s leadership by making clear that bump stocks, which turn semiautomatics into machine guns, are illegal, and we will continue to take illegal guns off of our streets.”

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On the other hand, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sander said Trump is “once again fulfilling a promise” to Americans.

Gun owners of America to challenge the ban on bump stock devices

Meanwhile, the Gun Owners of America, a gun rights advocate, is filing a lawsuit to challenge the amended rule.