Nationwide bump stock ban in effect Tuesday

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Tuesday, March 26 marks the first day the nationwide bump stock ban goes into effect. 

The ban changes the term ‘machine gun’ to include bump stock devices that allow a firearm to shoot more than once with a single pull of the trigger. 

Anyone with a bump stock has to either destroy the device by crushing, melting or shredding it or hand it over to the nearest ATF office.

Those that do not could face a felony charge punishable up to ten years in prison.

Mitchell Tyler, owner of Safeside Tactical in Roanoke says it’s a ban that has divided the gun community. 

“It’s very interesting,” said Tyler.

“Above the actual device itself, and even the politics of it, you’ve got these core groups within the gun community that supposedly represent the entire community that are at odds with one another.”

Bump stocks were attached to guns the Las Vegas shooter used back in 2017 killing more than 50 people.

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