Assembly Member Patricia Fahy said, "Law enforcement and gun violence advocates have been resoundingly clear - there is no legitimate reason for any individual to possess a device that is capable of turning a legal, semiautomatic firearm
into a fully-functioning machine gun, and yet the Federal Department of Justice estimates that 520,000 bump stocks have been sold just since 2010.
Turner says the sponsor agreed to change that language after testimony from an NRA representative and from the state Firearms Coalition's lobbyist, Randy Thompson, though police and prosecutors will still have wide discretion to interpret language including "A person shall not import, sell, manufacture, transfer, receive or possess: (a) Any manual, power-driven or electronic device that is designed such that when the device is attached to a semiautomatic firearm
, the device [:] eliminates the need for the operator of a semiautomatic firearm
to make a separate movement for each individual function of the trigger and: (1) Materially increases the rate of fire of the semiautomatic firearm
; or (2) Approximates the action or rate of fire of a machine gun,..." etc.
But a foam-filled smuggling compartment on the front of the van contained a Slovakian manufactured self-loading semiautomatic firearm
, eight kilos of loose ammunition in a canvas bag, a further three boxes of ammunition and two magazines.
Each intruder was wielding what appeared to be a semiautomatic firearm
; two of the men were dressed in dark clothes and wore black ski masks and black 'hoodies.' One of those men, who stayed with the victim wore a black hoodie, dark jeans, a black mask, and 'Jordan 4' sneakers that were predominantly black with red and gray features.
It clarified in statute that a slide-fire stock or bump-fire stock for a semiautomatic firearm
is a trigger activator subject to regulation.
Officers who searched Lara and Pena found a 9mm semiautomatic firearm
, .45 caliber semiautomatic firearm
, ammunition, and substances suspected to be marijuana and cocaine, according to a police report filed in the Roxbury division of the Boston Municipal Court.
The semiautomatic firearm
and its detachable box magazine were invented before the turn of the century.
made semiautomatic firearm
. The 20 specified parts are as follows.
In fact, the extractor could be removed from a semiautomatic firearm
and it would fire (and cycle) just fine.
Boss said police found a loaded .380-caliber semiautomatic firearm
under the mattress in the bedroom.
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION announced on December 18, 2018, that the Department of Justice has amended the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), effectively banning so-called "bump stocks." The administration made the determination that bump stocks fall within the definition of a "machine gun" under federal law because these devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm
to fire multiple rounds with a single pull of the trigger.
It is within the law for anyone to purchase a relatively inexpensive bump stock to convert a semiautomatic firearm
into a weapon capable of spraying hundreds of rounds in the span of a minute.