The Trump administration is moving to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms.
The state of Maryland has stumbled across a novel way to satisfy gun-control opponents: create a licensing process that cannot be put into practice.
A trio of gun control laws are advancing through the Maryland General Assembly, including one that would ban gun accessories like bump stocks.
The Maryland House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would ban bump stocks on Thursday night. The House passed two other gun control bills that would move on to the state Senate.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he’s against arming classroom teachers, supports banning bump stocks and is endorsing clarifying legislation in Annapolis that would remove firearms from those convicted of domestic abuse.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and both men hoping to succeed him in January, are calling for state lawmakers to ban a device called a bump stock that was used the by the Las Vegas shooter to fire his rifles continuously into a crowded music festival.
When legislators at the state or national level call for restrictions of firearms, ammunition or accessories to firearms, it’s not uncommon to see a jump in sales. But in the case of bump stocks, potential customers may find their access cut off — at least temporarily — by sellers and, in one case, a manufacturer.
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