Federal bump stock ban now in effect

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A federal ban on bump stocks went into effect Tuesday.

Bump stocks attach to a rifle, allowing the weapon to fire 500 rounds per minute.

They came under scrutiny after the 2017 massacre in Las Vegas.

The shooter killed 58 people using rifles fitted with bump stocks.

Across the country, owners have been asked to turn in their bump stocks or destroy them.

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Mark Hamlin, a bump stock owner said, “It’s not going to do anything. Whatever. I’m not using mine so. So they can have it.”

Eric Hargrave, Owner of Limitless America said, “I think it’s unfortunate just because it’s a piece of plastic and it’s a really slippery slope if we start to go down this road.”

Pro gun rights groups continue to challenge the bump stock ban in the Supreme Court. 

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