Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement after President Trump announced he has directed the Department of Justice to propose regulations that would ban bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic to be modified to shoot hundreds of rounds per minute:
“The president is correct in moving to regulate bump stocks,” said Bost. “That’s why I joined with other Members of Congress last year in requesting the Trump Administration look into these devices. Bump stocks were specifically designed to get around federal law—in place since the 1930s—that prohibits fully automatic weapons. It’s possible to find commonsense solutions to reduce the likelihood of tragedies while also preserving the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans.”
Representative Bost joined with other Members of Congress in October 2017 in urging the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to re-evaluate bump stock compliance with federal law.
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