Ninety days. That’s the time bump stock owners have to get rid of the devices.
Tuesday, the Trump administration officially banned the devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire like fully automatic weapons.
President Trump rolled out a ban on bump stocks in response to recent mass shootings, but North Alabama gun owners say the ban is slippery slope.
Dewey Weaver is a Master Gunsmith at American Pride Firearms.
“We designed this piece right here that fits onto the gun like that. Now he can put an amount of scope on it without altering the original style of the weapon,” Weaver explained.
Weaver knows a whole lot about firearms and how to modify them.
“I’ve installed bump stocks on guns before,” he said.
Bump stocks allows a shooter to fire as many as 400 to 800 rounds a minute with a single squeeze of the trigger.
“So when you pull the trigger, the firearm will recoil, and it’s got a shield on either side, and when it recoils, it picks your finger up off the trigger. And when it resets, it moves fast and causes it to fire real fast,” explained Weaver.
The Trump administration has officially banned bump stocks. As a U.S. Army vet, Weaver says he doesn’t know why a civilian would need one. The devices were used to kill 58 people in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History.
“You can’t fix the problem by taking bump stocks and guns away from honest law abiding citizens, the criminals are going to find a way of getting them regardless,” Weaver continued.
Weaver feels the bump stock ban is slowly taking away our Second Amendment rights and other firearm enthusiast agree.
“I don’t particularly like the bump stock, it’s not really a practical piece of equipment but I’m very much against any modification to our Second Amendment rights,” said Harlan Byrd.
Bump stock owners have 90 days to turn them into an ATF field office, or destroy them by March 21st. Instructions for proper destruction of bump stocks are posted on the ATF website.