Bipartisan lawmakers unveil bill to ban gun bump stocks

by Cristina Marcos
October 11, 2017

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers unveiled legislation on Tuesday to ban a device used by the suspected gunman in the Las Vegas massacre to make semi-automatic weapons fire shots more rapidly.

The bill, authored by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), would prohibit the manufacture, sale and use of the devices, known as “bump stocks,” or anything similar that is designed to increase the rate of fire but doesn’t convert a semi-automatic rifle into an automatic weapon.

“This common-sense legislation will ban devices that blatantly circumvent already existing law without restricting Second Amendment rights,” Curbelo, a centrist who is one of Democrats’ top targets in 2018, said in a statement.

The legislation is the first gun control proposal offered by a Republican following the massacre in Las Vegas last week, which was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history with nearly 60 deaths and more than 500 wounded.

22 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • disqus_CeZmTpgh9W says:

    Nut cases don’t need a “bump stock” all they have to do is just keep pulling the trigger!

  • dmttbt says:

    Don’t those idiots have anything useful to do? They CAN BAN THE STOPS BUT SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO CONVERT THE WEAPON WILL FIND A WAY.

  • Rodney Steward says:

    There’s the first move, thank goodness their fairly easy to make, but to me it’s a waist of ammo and not accurate is you’re shooting at a target! It’s just for a large crowd sitting in a big hole like this set up was in Nevada by a group that hasn’t been figured out yet!

  • John Wirts says:

    Lets demand a moratorium on all anti-gun bills, until all anti-gun laws are checked for duplicate laws, unfunded/unenforced laws. All duplicate laws unfunded/unenforced laws must be repealed before any new anti-gun laws could be introduced! No law be allowed to remain in force if anyone is exempted from it!

    1. dmttbt says:

      The thing I can’t figure out is when they started calling a murder a hate crime. Was it ever that killing someone was a love crime?

      1. John Wirts says:

        It’s the liberal’s way of trying to make a crime against privileged elites by non privileged classes, more serious then the same crime committed by a privileged elites against non privileged classes!

  • mort_f says:

    From the published photos of a modified rifle it seems that the proposed legislation will be just a waste of paper and ink. I daresay that anybody with even half a brain could easily make it as a DIY project in less time than it takes to even think about it, and at near-zero cost.

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      You can!!

    2. John Wirts says:

      All gun laws are a waste of paper and ink! Only law abiding citizens pay attention to the law, outlaws by definition break the law! The Sandy Hook shooter broke 42 laws, This shows that gun laws don’t work. All anti-gun legislation should held in abeyance until all gun laws are checked for duplicates, unfunded, unenforced and with exemptions for politicians and their cronies. Only when all duplicate, unfunded, unenforced laws or laws with exceptions are repealed, should any new bills be allowed. The new bills must include the amount and source of enforcement funding and agency responsible for enforcement, there must be no exceptions to any anti-gun law!

  • Dr. Mike Reeder says:

    The Second Amendment is NOT about our right to hunt or even anything close. It’s about our ability to organize ourselves into a well disciplined militia with the same weaponry as our oppressors in the FEDERAL and state governments. Mr. Trump should veto any such bill. I am VERY sorry about this mans act of treachery and the casualty toll. BUT, we still do NOT know his motives or how he managed to get those guns up those 32 floors or the help he had in doing so. It is my belief that the Federal government had a hand in raising a false flag, again. This, so called bipartisan bill is just another assault on the second Amendment and should be recognized as that. I cal on the Trump administration to reject this proposal and for the citizens of this nation be begin the process of organizing into militias. God forbid what wil happen if we don’t.

    1. dmttbt says:

      They will pass a law that bans weapons from anyone who was born in America and has lived a successful life because you just can’t trust that kind of person.

      1. Dr. Mike Reeder says:

        I do hope that was sarcasm! If so, good point! 🙂

  • Arizona Wolf says:

    Ludicrous bill. Another bite out of 2A in the meal the left calls common sense gun control.

    1. bobnstuff says:

      The same gun control the NRA once supported before the gun industry took them over.

      “In the early 1930s, with gangsters like John Dillinger mowing down his enemies with machine guns on the streets, Congress held hearings on a sweeping proposal to severely restrict firearm sales.

      The testimony of one man — now all but forgotten — stood out.

      “I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons,” said Karl T. Frederick, according to a transcript of the hearings. “I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns. I think it should be sharply restricted and only under licenses.”

      Frederick’s words were notable then, and especially now, because of who he was: the president of the National Rifle Association.”

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        And must have been a stupid Dem.!! The NRA is for the Constitution, not against it, and can the lying washington post BS!

        1. bobnstuff says:

          I gave you statements from the president of the NRA supporting gun control. I give you two different sources. The NRA helped write the Gun Control Act of 1968 and supported reasonable gun control till the “Cincinnati Revolt” of 1977 when the it was taken over be the right and the gun manufactures.

          At one time the NRA was all about gun safety and hunting. The didn’t get to deep into politics. That change in 1977. I guess you don’t remember that change but as far as I concerned it destroyed the organization.

          1. dmttbt says:

            If the NRA changed it’s purpose it was because the government decided to take away our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Shall not be impeded.

          2. bobnstuff says:

            It had nothing to do about the second amendment and everything about power and money. Also if you want to use that amendment you need the whole sentence.

            “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

            It’s all one thought not two different things. Notice the comma not a period in the middle.

          3. dmttbt says:

            Bob Bob Bob . I can’t imagine how your mind works to think I was separating the amendment into two parts. What difference would that make I will have to stop taking your posts from now on you do damage to the country by consuming too much of my time.

          4. bobnstuff says:

            Well you are to one how keeps making statements that have no base in facts. The NRA has a long and until 1977 good history of service to hunters, gun owners and the country as a whole. Now they are the voice of the gun manufactures even if it puts the citizens of the country at risk.

          5. Rodney Steward says:

            NOOO, it made it like it was really meant to be, but most of these 2 sites are self explanatory, after the Civil War, and then Grant, a drunken pig! The NRA was set up to keep blacks from owning guns, because the North wanted them gone after the war like everyone else! They even planned on putting them on a reservation like the Indian, and it came up 2 votes short, what a shame !!!!! It didn’t destroy anything, we’re 6 million strong!!

      2. dmttbt says:

        I BELIEVE NOTHING THAT bobnstuff says. He is a hard left waiting to hit the wall. When your mind is made up there is no room for the truth.

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