Judge Rules in Favor of Federal Ban on Bump Stocks

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Judge Rules in Favor of Federal Ban on Bump Stocks

If other lawsuits challenging the ban are also struck down, the ban would take effect on March 26.

WASHINGTON --  A legal challenge to the Trump administration's ban on bump stocks is being thrown out. 

A federal judge in Washington ruled late Monday in favor of the ban on the rapid-fire gun accessories used to make semi-automatic rifles fire at near-full automatic rates. 

There are other lawsuits in the pipeline, but if they're also struck down the ban would take effect on March 26th.  Any gun owner found in violation would be faced with a $250,000 fine and 10 years in prison. 

The Trump administration's ban was crafted after the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that left over 50 people dead. 

(Photo by George Frey/Getty.)

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