Notable events in the U.S. involving bump stocks, the device used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre to allow guns to fire like fully automatic firearms:
– 1990: California bans “multi-burst trigger activators,” which include bump stocks.
– Nov. 3, 2017: Massachusetts enacts ban on bump stocks.
– Dec. 19: Columbia, South Carolina, enacts ban.
– Jan. 15, 2018: New Jersey ban signed into law.
– Jan. 22: Denver City Council bans bump stocks.
– March 6, 2018: Washington state enacts ban.
– March 9: Florida enacts ban along with host of other gun-control measures.
– March 23: President Donald Trump tweets: “Obama Administration legalized bump stocks. BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice will issue the rule banning BUMP STOCKS with a mandated comment period.”
– March 26: Lincoln, Nebraska, enacts ban.
– March 29: The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives seeks public comments on a proposed change to federal regulations on bump stocks.
– April 11: Vermont enacts ban.
– April 18: Slide Force Solutions, the leading manufacturer of bump stocks, announces it is shuttering its business and will stop taking orders as of May 20.
– April 24: Maryland enacts ban.
– May 31: Connecticut enacts ban.
– June 1: Rhode Island enacts ban.
– June 14: Delaware enacts ban.
– June 27: The comment period on the proposed ATF rule change closes.
– July 9: Hawaii enacts ban.
– July 27: RW Arms, a Texas-based company, announces it will start selling the leftover stock of bump stocks from Slide Force Solutions.