October 20, 2017

Lawmakers Say The ATF Should Regulate Bump Stocks. It’s Not That Simple

A bump stock (left) fits on a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing speed, making it similar to a fully automatic rifle. Some lawmakers are calling for restrictions on the device after the Las Vegas shooting.

Since the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, new scrutiny has fallen on the controversial firearm device. Experts in the field say there are limits to what the ATF can do under existing law.

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