Finally! Justice Department Bans Bump Stocks, Devices Used In Deadly Las Vegas Shooting

Slide Fire Solutions announced Tuesday it will stop taking orders for its line of bump stock products on May 20.
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Under a new federal rule announced Tuesday December 18, 2018, by the Justice Department, bump stocks will be redefined as “machine guns” and therefore outlawed under existing law.
The Trump administration is banning bump stocks, the firearm attachment that allows a semi-automatic weapon to shoot almost as fast as a machine gun.
The devices, also known as slide fires, came under intense scrutiny after they were used by the gunman who opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas last year, killing 58 people.
The massacre touched off a public outcry, including from some lawmakers, for the accessories to be banned.
 
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