The bump stock ban is just days away; what will owners do?

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In this March 15, 2019, photo, Ryan Liskey displays a bump stock at his home in Harrisonburg, Va. The ban on bump stocks is just a few days away and owners of the devices like Liskey are trying to figure out what to do. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Bump stocks — the attachment used by the killer during the 2017 Las Vegas massacre to make his weapons fire rapidly like machine guns — will become illegal in the U.S. next week.

It’s the only major gun restriction imposed by the federal government in the past few years.

According to the ATF, the ban goes into effect on March 26, 2019.

Owners of the devices are anxiously watching the legal wrangling and wondering what to do. Their options are to destroy the devices, turn them over to federal authorities or risk getting caught and face a felony.

Federal authorities have estimated there may be as many as 500,000 in circulation.

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