"President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will be signing a ban on bump stocks that gives Americans 90 days to hand them over or otherwise dispose of them.
Bump stocks were used during the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas attack. That attack marked the first time that bump stocks were known to have been used in a crime.
CNN reports that Trump is now preparing to sign the ban and it will outlaw the firearm accessories without a grandfathering option. CNN quotes a source that indicates “members of the public will be given 90 days to turn in or otherwise discard their bump stocks.”
Huh. Well, as the public has never been shown the guns from Vegas, it's a mighty big stretch to print that bump stocks were used. Considering the number of people claiming multiple shooters, plus the helo which appears to have been firing, the lack of autopsy reports, the destruction of the supposed shooters body despite court order not to do so, I'd think that Trump would have taken the bump stock story with a grain of salt....
....especially as, according the article, they've never been used in any other crime in the USA.
Huh. Well, not a surprise - it's been predicted for some time by various elements of the militia. On one hand, such devices are virtually useless in real combat situations (which, again, is why no one uses them). They are essentially something shooters use for fun at gun ranges.
On the other, given the above, why ban them? Using the ATF to ban anything via dictate is an awfully dangerous precedent. It'd be bad enough if congress tried to ban them, but at least it would generate far more publicity, more chance to derail it. A simple proclamation by a government agency that a previously legal toy is now under penalty of imprisonment illegal....
That ain't so good. It this were a democrat president, the right would be going berserk - which may happen anyway.