MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — As of March 26th, 2019 bump stocks are officially banned in the U.S.
Late last year, the Trump administration announced they would be banning bump stocks. This comes after that deadly shooting in Las Vegas in 2017.
“Unfortunately for all of us, crazy people or evil people ruin it for everybody, somebody went out and killed a lot of people using these things,“ David Hyche said.
ATF Assistant Special Agent David Hyche is tasked with helping people get rid of their bump stocks.
“Our job is to collect them, it’s not to make those rules,“ Hyche said.
What is a bump stock?
“What the bump stock does, it makes the firearm move forward and backward and manipulates the trigger,“ Hyche said.
Gun rights groups like Bama Carry say this is government overreach.
“This was a legal item and now our government has declared it illegal, and also it is a step towards more gun restrictions on law abiding citizens,“ Eddie Fulmer said.
ATF is encouraging people to destroy the bump stocks themselves or turn them over to local law enforcement.