MASS. HOUSE BANS GUN DEVICES THAT BOOST DISCHARGE RATES [+VIDEO]
By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 11, 2017.....House lawmakers on Wednesday moved rapidly, and some critics said rashly, to ban any device that could be used to increase the rate of discharge of a firearm.
The bill's passage came 10 days after a shooter in Las Vegas is believed to have used a "bump stock" device to rain bullets on a concert crowd and maximize casualties.
The ban on bump stocks and any other device that could be used to turn a legal gun into one capable of firing like an automatic weapon was attached to budget bill moving through the Legislature this week and needed to close out spending on the fiscal year that ended July 1.
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