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Media Forgot Obama Green-Lighted Controversial Bump Stocks

With all the attention on a possible ban on bump stocks, which can turn semi-automatic guns into almost-automatic guns by increasing the firing rate, the media did not report that in 2010, the Obama administration approved [1] the use and sale of the gun accessories.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms approved bump-fire stocks for sale in 2010:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reviewed bump stocks in 2010 [2], in which they said the accessory developed by Slide Fire “has no automatically functioning mechanical parts or springs and performs no automatic mechanical function when installed.”