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Mon Nov 6, 2017, 04:40 PM

Massachusetts becomes first state to ban bump stocks

(CNN)Massachusetts is the first state to ban the gun accessories used by the Las Vegas shooter last month to increase his rate of fire.

Bump stocks became a major source of discussion among lawmakers across the country after the attachments were found on the guns of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 and injured some 500 last month. But talk of banning the devices nationwide appears to have stalled.

Beginning in 2018, penalties for the possession or use of a bump stock or trigger crank in Massachusetts will range from probation to life in prison, Representative David Linsky, a Democrat who proposed the amendment, told CNN.

The new law defines a bump stock as "any device for a weapon that increases the rate of fire achievable with such weapon by using energy from the recoil of the weapon to generate a reciprocating action that facilitates repeated activation of the trigger."

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/06/us/massachusetts-bump-stock-ban/index.html?sr=twCNN110617massachusetts-bump-stock-ban0304PMStory

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Mon Nov 6, 2017, 05:24 PM

1. K&R



I'm proud of my state!

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Mon Nov 6, 2017, 06:14 PM

2. Good for Mass. Failed bill here in Illinois last month....glad to see it at least elsewhere

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