President Donald Trump is poised to sign a ban on bump stocks, giving Americans 90 days to lawfully dispose of them.
Breitbart’s Awr Hawkins reports:
Bump stocks were used during the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas attack. That attack marked the first time that bump stocks were known to have been used in a crime.
The ATF circulated language to ban bump stocks at Trump’s direction in December 2017. The public was allowed to comment and gun control outlet The Trace reported that 85 percent of those who commented opposed a ban.
CNN reports that Trump is now preparing to sign the ban and it will outlaw the firearm accessories without a grandfathering option. CNN quotes a source that indicates “members of the public will be given 90 days to turn in or otherwise discard their bump stocks.”
ATF Acting Director Thomas Brandon told the U.S. Senate he anticipates a legal challenge against the ban and acknowledged that that challenge could slow the ban’s implementation.
Trump vowed to outlaw the devices after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting with some lawmakers urging him to back a legislative solution.
But opposition from his own party and gun rights groups made a regulatory change the only realistic option.