President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he would direct the Department of Justice to begin the rulemaking process for a new regulation that would effectively ban the sale of bump-fire stocks.
The process of recertifying the registration of gun owners in New York, brought on by the 2013 SAFE Act, has been filled with protest and incompetence, according to local law enforcement and gun-rights activists.
A law signed by New Jersey governor Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday outlaws the sale and possession of bump-fire stocks and other firearms accessories and components.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) announced on Tuesday they had initiated a review of the legality of bump-fire stocks.
The House of Representatives will vote on national gun-carry reciprocity and gun background check fix bills this week.
A national gun-carry reciprocity bill passed through the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
The national gun-carry reciprocity bill will enter the next phase of the lawmaking process on Wednesday when it enters markup in the House.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill designed to address failures in the FBI’s gun background check system on Thursday.
A pair of Democrats and Republicans introduced a new bill on Tuesday that would subject bump-fire stocks and other devices to the same regulations as machine guns and other highly regulated firearms.
A media watchdog group released a report on Monday that found the three major broadcast networks presented coverage in favor of new gun-control measures nearly 5 times as often as they presented coverage in favor of gun rights during the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting.