Prohibit Bump Stocks and Other Conversion Devices
What is the problem?
Machine guns have been tightly regulated under federal law since the 1930s, but bump stocks and other conversion devices are designed to skirt the law and mimic automatic gunfire. Guns equipped with bump stocks were used in the largest and deadliest mass shooting in modern American history in 2017 in Las Vegas, in which 58 people were shot and killed and hundreds more were wounded.
In the years following the Las Vegas shooting, states across the country enacted laws prohibiting bump stocks, devices that harness the recoil of a semiautomatic firearm to fire several shots in succession to mimic automatic fire. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) generally prohibits bump stocks by classifying them as machine guns under the National Firearms Act (NFA).