Bump Stock Ban Begins Tuesday
If you are an owner of a bump stock, you have two choices as of Tuesday, turn it in to authorities or destroy it.
According to WOOD, because of the deadly Las Vegas concert shooting in 2017, the federal government issued a ban on bump stocks for semi automatic weapons. A lot of pressure was put on the federal government to outlaw bump stocks because the Vegas shooter who gunned down 58 people used a bump stock.
The bump stock essentially turns a semi automatic weapon into an automatic weapon which technically are illegal except for military use.
One West Michigan store manager doesn't seem to have a problem with the bump stock ban.
Barracks 616 manager, Gregg Glasco, says in five years they have only sold three bump stocks. Glasco says the the bump stocks make the gun shoot faster but also makes it much more inaccurate and hitting what you are shooting at. Plus the item is an expensive feature to add to an already costly purchase of a gun going for around $400.
Glasco said, "I think it's one of those things where the Nation Rifle Association, the shooting community just said, look this is a product that very few people shoot, it's not a recreational product, it's not worth fighting for."
No word on how many bump stocks that were turned in on the first day of the federal ban but according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Detroit, owns of bump stocks can destroy them rather than bring them in to authorities.