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BUMP STOCK BAN LIKELY TO CLEAR HOUSE WEDNESDAY

By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, OCT. 11, 2017.....Legislation banning devices known as bump stocks that may have been used in the Oct. 1 Las Vegas massacre and can enable a semi-automatic weapon to fire like an automatic weapon is expected to surface for a House vote Wednesday afternoon, according to a senior House official.

Following the Las Vegas shooting, Rep. David Linksy filed legislation to ban bump stocks in Massachusetts, as well as high-capacity magazines that carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition. That legislation has not emerged for a public hearing yet, but Linsky has filed an amendment to a $123 million budget bill that the House plans to take up on Wednesday afternoon.

The amendment does not address high-capacity magazines but would ban the possession or sale of any device "which attaches to a rifle, shotgun, or firearm, except a magazine, that is designed to increase the rate of discharge of the rifle, shotgun or firearm."


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