Posted March 12, 2018 6:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Despite campaigning, in part, as a champion of gun rights, President Donald Trump’s administration isn’t exactly as resilient on firearms as many would like. Instead, he seems willing to wiggle more on gun rights than he is on many other issues.

That’s why the Justice Department is now kicking off the process to ban bump stocks.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice formally submitted a regulation on Saturday to ban “bump stocks,” a modification to high-capacity rifles that lets them fire like an automatic weapon.

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum in February directing the department to make the regulatory change, which must now be approved by the Office of Management and Budget before it is published and subject to a commentary period.

The move does not require congressional approval, allowing the administration to side-step what could have been insurmountable pressure from pro-gun groups such as the National Rifle Association that have worked to erode changes in firearm laws in the wake of mass shootings in Florida and Nevada.

It doesn’t require congressional approval, though Congress could override the regulation. However, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen. Bump stocks are an easy target following the massacre …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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