Bump stocks make semi-automatic guns behave like fully automatics.
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When a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas earlier this week, he was using a legal firearm. In the United States, semi-automatic weapons are available to the general public. Fully automatic guns are not. But there are some loopholes. Gun owners can purchase a ‘bump-stock modification that takes advantage of recoil mechanics to make a semi-automatic rifle behave much more like a weapon of mass destruction. And that opens up a big grey area in control policy.
For more on this topic, you can read Vox’s German Lopez: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/4/16412910/automatic-guns-las-vegas-shooting
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