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DOJ submits regulation to ban devices that allow guns to rapid-fire

[JURIST] The Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Saturday submitted a regulation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) [official website] that would ban [press release] devices that allow guns to rapid-fire.

The regulation would revise the definition of "machinegun" in the National Firearms Act and Gun Control Act [text, PDF] to include bump stock type devices and proposes that the federal prohibit the possession, sale, or manufacture of such devices.

If approved by the OMB, the DOJ plans to publish the notice immediately.

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