Owning a bump stock now illegal and face STIFF penalties

If you are the owner of a “bump stock” for your rifle you are in violation of a new law in affect after a memorandum issued by President Trump converted into a law that begins after Tuesday, March 26th. Owning, selling or buying one is now illegal.

After that date, simply owning a bump stock, installed not, is a crime carrying an up to $250,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison.

From the ATF, bump stocks must be turned in to law enforcement or destroyed. For destruction, regardless of manufacturer or model, a bump stock must be made incapable of being readily restored to its intended function by, e.g., crushing, melting or shredding the bump stock.

Bump stocks may also be destroyed by cutting, so long as the bump stock is completely severed in the areas constituting critical design features, denoted by the red lines in the specific model of bump stock destruction diagrams that follow.

You can see how to destroy them by clicking here.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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