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Lipinski Helps Introduce Bill Banning Devices that Convert Guns to Automatic Fire

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement:

“Today I helped introduce the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act, which prohibits the manufacture, possession, sale, and transfer of devices designed to convert a semi-automatic weapon into the near-equivalent of a fully automatic machine gun.  According to numerous reports, the shooter that killed at least 59 people and injured more than 520 others in Las Vegas used a device known as a ‘bump stock,’ which can be attached to a semi-automatic weapon to rapidly accelerate its rate of fire.  Currently, this device, which allows someone to fire a semi-automatic weapon at a rate of 400 to 800 rounds per minute, is readily available for purchase online and legal to buy.  Automatic fire guns are already very strictly limited so this bill is simply in line with current federal law. 

“Passing this bill is just common sense, and hopefully something that the majority of my colleagues in Washington will support.”