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DC Mayor Intros Bill Banning Bump Stocks

DC Mayor Intros Bill Banning Bump Stocks

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) yesterday announced that she is introducing legislation to ban the possession, use, and sale of bump stocks in the District. If approved by the Council, the legislation would then be sent to Congress for the congressional review period. While devices used to accelerate the firing of semiautomatic rifles already are banned in DC, Bowser and others want to add bump stocks to a list of banned accessories and force an on-the-record discussion on the issue on Capitol Hill. “Americans are demanding common-sense action, and as leaders, we must listen and act. Bump stocks, which turn already dangerous weapons into lethal machines, have no place in our society,” said Bowser. “Trump said he may try to ban bump stocks without sending it to Congress. If the President won’t send a bump stock ban to Congress, we will.” More here.

A Misspelling Ends a Congressional Bid

A Misspelling Ends a Congressional Bid