Judge Approves Trump Administration’s Plan to Ban Bump Stocks


Source: Reuters

A federal judge has approved the Trump administration’s plans to ban bump stocks.

According to Reuters, opponents to the plan had sought a preliminary injunction saying the government had no legal authority to impose the ban.

President Trump vowed to ban bump stocks – rapid-fire fun attachments, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns – after a gunman used them in Las Vegas to shoot and kill 58 people at a music festival in October 2017.

The ruling is a defeat for firearms rights advocates. Bump stock owners will have to turn in or destroy the attachments when the ruling takes effect on March 26.