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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:28 PM

Massachusetts on its way to banning bump stock gun devices

Source: Associated Press


Steve Leblanc, Associated Press
 Updated 6:41 pm, Thursday, October 12, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is on its way to becoming the first state since the Las Vegas shooting massacre to outlaw devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic fully automatic guns.

The state Senate voted 33-0 on Thursday to ban the sale of bump stocks and trigger cranks, attachments that increase the firing rate of a weapon. A day earlier the state House voted 151-3 in favor of a bump stock ban.
 
The two versions must be reconciled before a final bill is sent to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who has said he would sign a ban if it reaches his desk.

A bump stock fits over the stock and grip of a semi-automatic rifle and allows the weapon to fire continuously. The Las Vegas shooter, who fired upon a country music concert crowd from his 32nd-floor hotel room and killed dozens of people, had 12 weapons fitted with such devices.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Massachusetts-on-its-way-to-banning-bump-stock-12273920.php

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Fri Oct 13, 2017, 10:50 AM

1. Bump stocks are a good start, but it better not stop there

Mass shooters have done plenty of damage with semi-automatics, high capacity magazines, and other stuff.

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