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senate Bill S. 1916

Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

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Title

Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

Official Title

A bill to prohibit the possession or transfer of certain firearm accessories, and for other purposes.

Summary

Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun. The bill does not prohibit, with respect to such firearm accessories, the importation or manufacture for, sale or transfer to, or possession by a federal, state, or local government. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 10 years, or both.

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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedOctober 4th, 2017
    We absolutely need common sense gun control and legislation like what has been proposed by Sen. Feinstein will be a step in the right direction. The Las Vegas shooter was able to convert his semi-automatic weapon into a gun that acts almost identically to an automatic one through use of a bump stock. I support this and any other legislation that restricts an individuals to cobble together such dangerous weapons.
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    Criminals are law breakers. New laws don’t stop criminals . Stop infringing on the God given rights of law abiding citizens.
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    No gun control has already hurt our communities.
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    Criminals act outside of the law by definition. Do not harm law abiding citizens with further. asinine legislation.
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    Guns were made with one and only one purpose in mind; to inflict serious damage. 2nd amendment, ok fine whatever. Have your handguns. But we don’t need the ability to purchase semi-automatic AR-15’s and add modifications to simulate fully automatic rifles. Really want a rifle? Bolt action or only make those weapons available at gun ranges.
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    This is ridiculous! This is a classic example of what the dumbing down of America has led to. Reading some of your comments is definite proof that you have not researched the problems and only go by whatever the mainstream media, which is controlled by the “Agenda: Grinding down of America” aka the Democratic Party wants you to hear and know. The use a tragedy and emotional event to advance your own unscrupulous agenda on law abiding citizens. Why don’t you do something useful and do something with the criminal element. After all you have whittled away the basis of what our country was formed upon by removing a great deal of the moral fiber and that is now evident in the amorality seen by the actions of individuals in our country. You reap what you sow. Enough of these threats to law abiding citizens who choose to believe that the 2A is the key to keeping all of our Amendments as US citizens intact!!!
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    Not enforceable & grossly misinformed about how such accessories function.
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    If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have them.
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    Completely pointless law that serves no purpose other than limiting those who are not the problem
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    Automatic weapons are not for the public!
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    We need reasonable gun control.
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    Infringement on the second amendment. Come. On.
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    Quit trying no to ban guns and resign you old hag.
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    The rate of fire listed in this bill are not correct. This bill will not prevent future attrocitites, will make criminals out of law abiding citizens, and will potentially outlaw other firearm accessories.
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    What will this solve?
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