Violence Policy Center Statement on Bills to Ban “Bump-Fire” and Other Devices That Mimic Full-Auto Fire

For Release: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In response to legislation introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) to ban “bump fire” and similar devices that allow semiautomatic assault weapons (like the ones found with the Las Vegas shooter) to mimic full-auto fire, Violence Policy Center (VPC) Legislative Director Kristen Rand issued the following statement:

“We commend Senator Feinstein and Representative Cicilline for taking a leadership role in advocating for controls on these devices for years. Banning ‘bump fire’ and similar devices that allow semiautomatic assault weapons to mimic full-auto machine gun fire is the absolute least that can be done in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. These devices have absolutely no legitimate purpose and when attached to a semiautomatic assault rifle make a weapon originally designed for anti-personnel use even more lethal. In a rational world, these bills would move swiftly through Congress with little debate.”





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