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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March.
The devices will be banned under a federal law that prohibits machine guns, according to a senior Justice Department official.
The article goes on to state the following:
The regulation, which was signed by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Tuesday morning, will go into effect 90 days after it is formally published in the Federal Register, which is expected to happen on Friday, the Justice Department official said.
BREAKING — Justice Department is issuing its final rule today that bans bump stocks, according to DOJ official, who tells reporters there are 10s of thousands in US.
“People who posses them will be required to destroy them, or they may turn them in to ATF [within] 90 days.” pic.twitter.com/jIfbf74TWi
— Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) December 18, 2018
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) December 18, 2018
U.S. bans bump stocks, gives owners 90 days to give them up https://t.co/GUlyd0z5k4
— Bloomberg (@business) December 18, 2018
JUST IN: The Trump administration has moved to ban bump stocks for guns, which enable semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly; people who currently own the devices will need to destroy them by the time the rule takes effect in 90 days pic.twitter.com/SPPzFTXvmI
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) December 18, 2018
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