Trump Says Close To Finalizing Ban On Bump Stocks

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President Donald Trump: “We’re knocking out bump stocks…” READ MORE!

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SOURCE: Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his administration is just a few weeks away from finalizing a regulation that would ban so-called bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns.

“We’re knocking out bump stocks,” Trump said at a White House news conference. “We’re in the final two or three weeks, and I’ll be able to write out bump stocks.”

A year ago in Las Vegas, gunman Stephen Paddock used bump stocks on 12 of his weapons in a mass shooting that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds.

Authorities said his ability to fire hundreds of rounds per minute over the course of 10 minutes from his perch in a 32nd-floor hotel suite was a major factor in the high casualty count.

While machine guns are outlawed in the United States, bump stocks are not.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in March the Justice Department was proposing a rule that would effectively ban the devices. In February, Trump had signed a memorandum directing the department to make the regulatory change.

The change required a public comment period before taking effect.

“We are now at the final stages of the procedure,” Trump said.

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18 thoughts on “Trump Says Close To Finalizing Ban On Bump Stocks”

  1. I’m not so sure full auto weapons are completely outlawed. Many years ago when I had my FFL. an individual was allowed to own a full auto firearm, but only if it was registered with the ATFD & that gun had to be in your place of business at all times. Also each full auto firearm had to be registered. You were never allowed to sell that firearm to anyone who hadn’t recently acquired a permit to purchase that particular firearm. There were no permits that allowed anyone to own more than one full auto for each permit, at least not then, which was in the late 70’s.
    I suspect it isn’t any different now.

    1. Correct; they are Class 3 items, sometimes called NFA. There are very few states that allow private ownership on them, however, they fall into the same category as silencers, short barrrled rifle, short barrel led shotguns and similar to any other weapons. They aren’t illegsl across the board, they are highly regulated.

      My state allows them, my LGS is a Class 2 manufacturer and they make and sell silencers. They have maybe 20 in the front case. On my local rifle range I’d say maybe 50% of all rifle shooters use them

    2. Full auto firearms are still legal if you follow those steps. However a true full-auto firearm will run you in the neighborhood of $10k.

    3. Tens of thousands of full automatic weapons belt-fed and subguns both are owned by private citizens all across America always have been able to always will be able to. Just rig view your batfe regulations and or call your local agent and ask them the process and procedure each item is a $200 tax stamp and waiting. Fingerprints sometimes you might have to get law enforcement signatures but private citizens doing fact on Full Auto, belt-fed and submachineguns in America.

  2. Spencer is correct.
    Machine guns are legal to own under federal law.
    Background checks and $200 transfer tax required to purchase.
    Some states outlaw them.
    Gary

    1. Shooda had da’ slab da’ peece da’ porter, cuz swim be hurtin’ me 2 da’ bone, jacked me up! U got tht rite homey, U be sayin’ da’ troof bro!

  3. Again media knows nothing about firearms, like stated $200 tax stamp and a wad of cash can get you a transferable machine gun.

  4. I have a number of friends with legal FA weapons. We go to the desert and shoot them on a regular basis – perfectly within the law.

    I also have friends – recent combat vets – who were in that crowd in Vegas that was fired upon. I trust them when they tell me that there were multiple shooters in multiple locations – and both FA and belt-fed weapons involved – not “one guy with a bump stock.”

    Anyone who’s used one knows that bump stocks are pretty much toys used to turn money into noise.

  5. Paddock ‘allegedly’ used firearms with bump stocks. There was no detailed report issues to the public. There is no credible evidence Paddock was the person who did the shooting.

    The investigation is a farce and suspect of gun grabbing results.

  6. Paddock was selling weapons illegally and using his gambling to launder the cash..The examiner said he was dead hours before the shooting started..The police timeline doesn’t make sense and most information is still withheld from the media..He made a bad deal with some Terrorists and paid the price..They said the police couldn’t determine where the SHOOTERS were..That is a LIE.!.All newer buildings have computerized fire alarm systems telling exactly which room alarm is activated and exactly which unit in the room that has been activated..They think we are all stupid hicks..

    1. Paddock shot no one, and sold no one anything illegal. Someone, however, did shoot Paddock and some audience members, but it was not the mushy, retired fat guy Paddock who never went to any range to practice using his high dollar AR15’s fitted with bump stocks. Oddly but predictably, the police never released any information about his rifles nor explained the absence of spent magazines in the room. How can you fire a bump stock for 15 minutes without spare magazines?

  7. Machine guns are legal in the U.S. for civilian ownership. 1934 National Firearms act. (N.F.A.) . have to fill out 2 forms with A.T.F.. Finger prints. Mug shot. Pay $200.00 federal tax stamp. Wait up to 8-12 Months for A.T.F. to approve transfer of machinengun/short barreled rifle or shotgun, or silencer to new owner. Only machine guns registered before 1986 can be transfered for civilian sale.
    So fake news ” Machine guns are illegal in the U.S.”!!!.
    What does make machine guns more expensive is the 1986 law no new civilian machine guns and and it is up to each state to allow civilian possesion of. NFA ITEMS.
    Illinois doesn’t allow CIVILIAN OWNERSHIP OF NFA ITEMS BUT WISCONSIN DOES. I know a Waukegan police officer that upon his retirement moved just over the border to wisconsin. Lower taxes and he owns a sub machine gun now.
    My understanding 39 states allow civilian ownership of silencers.

  8. Trump and many governors banned a riflestock that does not modify any semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun or automatic rifle. They all bent over exposing their rectums to the communist gun grabbers and offering themselves and the bump stocks as a sacrificial offering, hoping it will quiet down the media.
    But the way many state laws were written to outlaw the bump stocks also put the entire semiautomatic rifle and pistol at risk for falling within the guidelines that banish the bump stock. As written laws outlawing bump stocks also can outlaw improved trigger mechanisms, buffer springs, flash hiders, gas regulators, and anything that can increase the firing rate of the weapon.

    Trump and the NRA thought they only abandoned a minority of Gun owners by sacrificing bump stocks to quiet the communist gun grabbers. But their irresponsible act has made it easier to ban all modern semiautomatic rifles and pistols.

    And you can bet an all communist administration will leap at the chance to ban and confiscate all modern small arms and ammunition in civilian use today.

  9. Machine guns ARE NOT outlawed in the USA?

    What are your credentials to write on firearms topics if you don’t understand that?

    You, sir, are a fraud. They guy who wrote this.

    This was so easy to check, but you just din’t have the time????

    Duh?

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