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Michigan reps seek to limit access to bump stocks
« on: November 01, 2017, 08:40:46 AM »
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/31/michigan-lawmakers-limit-bump-stocks/107194396/


Washington — A month after the massacre in Las Vegas, U.S. Reps. Dan Kildee and Dave Trott are introducing a bipartisan bill to regulate bump stock devices under the National Firearms Act, similar to the strict controls on machine gun ownership.

That registration process would involve a background check, fingerprinting and a $200 registration fee. This restriction aims to keep the devices out of the hands of keep criminals and violent people, said Kildee, D-Flint Township.

“I don’t think these devices have any place in our society. My approach has been to use every possible tool available to get them off the street,” Kildee said.

“This is immediately actionable if this legislation would be passed. It would allow the ATF to move right away to affect access to these terrible devices,” Kildee said.

Trott, R-Birmingham, said the bill aims to close the loophole allowing semi-automatic firearms to be modified to perform like fully automatic weapons.

“Most importantly, this bill ends the cycle of knee-jerk legislation, hastily thrown together in the wake of these all too common tragedies,” Trott said in a statement.  (gee, Trott, did you say your knee-jerk legislation ends knee jerk-legislation with a straight face?)

"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?