Good News on Guns and Criminal Justice Reform

The Trump Administration bans bump-fire stocks. The Senate votes in favor of criminal justice reforms.

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View of the National Mall from the United States Capitol in Washington DC (Shutterstock)

Few good things come out of Washington DC anymore, but today is an exception.

  • The Trump Administration is banning bump-fire stocks, which effectively turn semiautomatic weapons into machine guns. Owners will have three months to turn in or destroy their devices.
  • The Senate has voted 87-12 in favor of criminal justice reforms. Prison sentences for drug crimes will be lowered, judges will be given more discretion in sentencing low-level offenders and inmates will be allowed to serve more time in halfway homes or under house arrest.