TAccording to a report, the Trump administration is expected to announce in the coming days its long-awaited federal rule banning stocks of hump.
"Stocks of bullets turn semi-automatic weapons into illegal machine guns.This final rule sends a clear message: illicit weapons have no place in a law enforcement company, and we will continue to vigorously enforce the law to keep these illegal guns off the street, "a senior justice official told CNN on Wednesday.
The new regulations will require hump owners to destroy or return their appliances within 90 days, depending on the point of sale.
Hump stocks allow semi-automatic weapons to fire at a pace similar to that of automatic weapons. President Trump has promised to ban these devices after an armed man used one in October 2017 to kill 58 people in Las Vegas when he opened fire at the Country Road Music Festival. 91 Harvest from Mandalay Bay Hotel. He officially ordered the DOJ to take action in February after the shooting in high school in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people.
Under the rule proposed by Trump, introduced for the first time by the ministry in March, the definition of "machine gun" would be expanded to include bump stocks, effectively banning them. Previously, under the Obama administration, the devices were considered an accessory or piece of firearms, allowing them to escape strict federal oversight.
The National Rifle Association, shortly after the Las Vegas Massacre, encouraged the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to examine bump stocks to make sure they comply with the law while avoiding to support a total ban.
"The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function as fully automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations," the lobby group said in a statement.
The rule can also be opposed through judicial proceedings against similar state and city initiatives, with lawsuits being filed in Florida and Ohio.