Bump stocks now banned in the US


WBRE/WYOU) Bump stocks are now illegal in the United States. 

As of Tuesday, no business can sell them and no person can own one. Many local gun shops tell Eyewitness news that they either never sold any or they’ve only had one or two in the past decade come through their shop. 

The accessory essentially turns an average rifle into an automatic weapon. 

On the same day the bump stock ban goes into effect, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Red Flag gun laws. Laws that are in a dozen states. If passed at the federal level the law would allow law enforcement to confiscate weapons from people who may pose a threat to the community. 

If you have a bump stock you now have 90 days to turn it over to the ATF. You can also destroy it. Click here for instructions on how to do just that. 

Federal authorities have estimated that there are half a million bump stocks in circulation. 

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