“States and municipalities nationwide are attempting to ban bump stocks — devices used to make rifles fire more rapidly,” washingtonpost.com reports, “after Congress failed to act on bipartisan resolve to restrict them following their use in a Las Vegas massacre last year.” Failed, I tell you! Failed! An outcome aided and abetted by the NRA, who deferred to . . .
the ATF’s ” jack-booted government thugs” (Wayne LaPierre’s words), asking the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (and Really Big Fires) to add the plastic bits to the National Firearms Act, making them highly restricted items, opening the door to other bans (more on that later today).
At least 15 states [ED: 16] are considering laws that would ban bump stocks, as is Denver. Columbia, S.C., barred them last year. The devices already are illegal in California, and some other states with bump stock restrictions are trying to tighten them.
They include New Jersey, where, in one of his last acts in office, former Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday completely barred bump stocks from the state. Though the use of bump stocks already had been illegal in New Jersey, the new law prohibits possessing or selling them. Owners have 90 days to voluntarily surrender their bump stocks to law enforcement, and retailers must turn them in within 30 days.
Bump fire stock bans in place or about to take effect:
States with a proposed bill banning bump fire stocks:
Cities moving to ban bump fire stocks: