State rep proposes making bump stocks illegal in New Mexico | KOB 4

State rep proposes making bump stocks illegal in New Mexico Web Staff
December 16, 2017 06:50 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A New Mexico lawmaker has filed a bill to ban bump stocks from being sold in the state, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.


A bump stock is an attachment for a rifle that can be used to make a semi-automatic rifle fire like a machine gun. Debate over their use has been ongoing since it was revealed by police that the shooter in the October Las Vegas massacre used a rifle modified with a bump stock.

The New Mexican reports the bill from State Rep. Matthew McQueen, a Democrat representing District 50, would make the possession of a bump stock a fourth-degree felony.

McQueen said he believes the ban is a common sense step New Mexico can take to increase public safety without infringing on rights bestowed by the Second Amendment.  

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