Help us ban bump stocks by submitting a comment to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
Bump stocks turn a semi-automatic weapon into a machine gun. They enabled the Las Vegas shooter to commit the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Today, bump stocks are completely unregulated – anyone can buy one. But the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is deciding if these devices should be illegal. We need your help convincing them to ban deadly bump stocks.
ATF counts every comment submitted and takes them into account when making their decision, so every comment counts. The comment period ends on June 27th at 11:59 pm EST, so you need to act now. Lives depend on it.
Here is a sample public comment to make it easy. Feel free to copy and paste this directly into the form:
On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire from a hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel into the 22,000 person crowd at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500. The gunman fired more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition in 11 minutes, using semi-automatic rifles modified with dangerous firearm accessories designed to dramatically accelerate the rate of gunfire, commonly known as “bump fire stocks.” These devices are intended to circumvent the restrictions on possession of fully automatic firearms in the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the National Firearms Act of 1934 by allowing an individual to modify a semiautomatic rifle in such a manner that it operates with a similar rate of fire as a fully automatic rifle, posing a substantial risk to public safety.
In the absence of immediate action by Congress, I urge ATF to finalize its proposed rule clarifying that bump fire stocks, along with other “conversion devices” that enable semiautomatic weapons to mimic automatic fire, qualify as “machineguns” under the National Firearms Act. And then Congress must act as well—to ensure that manufacturers cannot continue to endanger public safety by designing devices that imitate machine guns and subvert the law. The continued presence of these dangerous devices puts all of our communities at risk, and both Congress and ATF must take action quickly to address this threat.