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Feinstein: Congress Shouldn’t Pass the Buck on Bump-Fire Stocks

Washington—In response to comments by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) saying that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should address bump-fire stocks, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement:

“The ATF lacks authority under the law to ban bump-fire stocks. Period. The agency made this crystal clear in a 2013 letter to Congress, writing that ‘stocks of this type are not subject to the provisions of federal firearms statutes.’ Legislation is the only answer and Congress shouldn’t attempt to pass the buck.”