By Allan Lengel
Yes, the ban on bump stocks is real.
Hours before a federal rule banning the possession of bump stocks came into effect on Tuesday, Texas-based gun accessory retailer RW Arms announced it was voluntarily turning over its entire inventory of 60,000 unsold devices to ATF for destruction, the website The Trace reports.
The company, RW Arms, issued a press release on Monday night, saying ATF agents will watch as a local recycling company destroys the devices with an industrial shredding machine.
RW Arms was founded in April 2017, just weeks after Slide Fire, the leading manufacturer of bump stocks, announced its own closure