After Stephen Paddock used bump-fire stocks to convert his semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic weapons with which he used to murder about 50 people injure 500 more, many neo-com Democrats and weak Republicans began calling for the complete ban of bump-fire stocks. Gun rights advocates claim that such a ban is a violation of Second Amendment rights and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi admitted to banning bump-fire stocks would hopefully lead to the slippery slope of a lot more gun control laws.
Massachusetts’ legislature is overwhelmingly Democrat-controlled. Democrats hold a 34-6 seat advantage in the state senate and an 126-34 seat lead in the House. They wasted no time passing a bill that not only bans bump-fire stocks and any accessory that allows a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic one.
Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito of Massachusetts signed a bill Friday, approved one day earlier by the state’s Democrat-led Legislature, outlawing so-called bump stocks, accessories that allow semi-automatic firearms to mimic the rapid firing action of machine guns.
Massachusetts is the first state to enact a ban on bump stocks in the wake of last month’s shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in modern American history.
Authorities say the gunman responsible for the massacre, which left 58 people dead and hundreds wounded, used bump stocks to allow his semi-automatic weapons to rain down considerably more bullets on the unsuspecting crowd during the attack.
Bump stocks attach to semi-automatic weapons and enable sustained firing by using the force of the weapon’s kickback to bounce the firearm against the shooter’s trigger finger over and over…
The new law gives owners of bump-fire stocks 90-days to either turn in their accessory or turn them over to the authorities. The reason the GOP Lt. Gov. quietly signed the bill into law was because GOP Gov. Charlie Baker was on vacation. The lawmakers and media had kept the bill quiet until after it was passed and signed into law.