Senator Agard Introduces Legislation to Ban Bump Stocks
MADISON – Today, Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison), Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee), and Representative Francesca Hong (D-Madison) released a bill that would ban bump-fire stocks, or “bump stocks,” in Wisconsin. The bill was introduced on the fourth anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting that killed 60 people with firearms affixed with bump stocks.
Senator Melissa Agard released the following statement regarding the legislation:
“Under the Trump Administration, the ATF passed a rule effectively banning bump stocks. Now there are 18 states challenging that rule. It is imperative that we take pragmatic action to prevent any legal limbo in Wisconsin. We must take a strong stance as a state – we must ban bump stocks.
“I have a family full of hunters and responsible gun owners – no typical gun owner needs a fully automatic weapon or a weapon modified to act like one. This bill is one step we can take to prevent another mass tragedy. We simply must have the courage to do so.”
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