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1 October survivor reacts to bump stock ban

Posted at 6:40 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 01:33:43-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Thirteen months after the 1 October shooting killed 58 people on the Las Vegas Strip, the Trump administration announced an official federal rule banning bump stocks.

Bump stocks are a device attached to semi-automatic weapons to give them the capabilities of fully automatic weapons - the device was used in the Las Vegas shooting.

For survivors like Li'Shey Johnson, it's something they've been fighting for the last year.

"I'm excited that our country is doing something," Johnson says.

The ban would require bump stock owners to destroy or surrender them within 90 days. But so far, it's unclear how that would be enforced.

"You're always going to have people that are going to fight against the law, unfortunately," said Brian Clark, Gun Doctor.

There have also been concerns about people going around the new rule.

Google searches show videos of bump stock being made from 3D printers. But Clark says it's not that simple. He says a normal 3D printer you could buy at an electronics store or see at the library wouldn't be able to handle something of that magnitude, and actually using technology to create a bump stock would cost thousands.

Clark also said while no laws are fool-proof, the ban would make it significantly harder for the average person to gain access to bump stocks.

"Everything's available on the internet, but it's going to be harder to find and maybe that's a step in the right direction," Clark said.

Meanwhile, Nevada's Governor-Elect Steve Sisolak praised the decision on Twitter.