LATEST SENATOR CASEY
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), along with a group of his Senate colleagues, introduced the Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act, a bill to close a loophole that allows semi-automatic weapons to be easily modified to fire at the rate of automatic weapons, which have been illegal for more than 30 years.
“This is an important proposal that could decrease the risk of another Newtown, another Orlando or another Las Vegas,” said Senator Casey. “Congress has an obligation to implement laws that make people safer. This legislation would close a dangerous loophole that makes it all too easy to create DIY automatic weapons.”
Under the National Firearms Act, the sale, manufacture and transfer of automatic weapons are illegal. However, bump stocks, slide fire devices and other similar accessories are able to be attached to semi-automatic weapons, allowing them to reach fully-automatic rates of fire.
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