Randy DeSoto for the Western Journal reports, The National Rifle Association expressed disappointment with the Trump administration’s bump stock ban, which was announced on Tuesday, for failing to include a grandfather clause for those who currently lawfully own the devices.
The Department of Justice’s summary of the final language of the ban states:
“The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to clarify that bump-stock-type devices-meaning ‘bump fire’ stocks, slide-fire devices, and devices with certain similar characteristics-are ‘machineguns’ as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968 because such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger.”
The regulation further provides there will be no grandfather exception to the ban for those who currently lawfully possess bump stocks.
According to a Twitter post published by Washington Free Beacon staff writer Stephen Gutowski, NRA director of public affairs Jennifer Baker said the organization is “disappointed that this final rule fails to address the thousands of law-abiding Americans who relied on prior ATF determinations when lawfully acquiring these devices.”