Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after learning that the Department of Justice’s final rule banning bump stocks will take effect in 90 days.
“I welcome the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms announcement of its rule to ban bump stocks as a first step toward addressing gun violence. However, Congress must act to make sure that the ban has the force of law and cannot be subject to repeal by judicial measures, or the actions of a future Administration. We can and must do more to end the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our country, including strengthening background checks to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, criminals and other dangerous people. We owe the victims and families affected by 1October that much. That’s why I will never stop fighting for common sense gun safety legislation that keeps Americans safe.”