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ROSEN STATEMENT ON WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT ON BUMP STOCK DEVICES

February 20, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement after President Trump directed the Department of Justice to propose regulations banning bump stocks, like those used in the October 1 shooting, and all similar devices that accelerate the rate of fire of otherwise legal firearms.

“I welcome the Administration’s decision to have the Department of Justice make this long overdue change on bump stocks,” said Rosen. “Congress should follow suit by passing a statutory ban on bump stocks, so that these dangerous devices never come back into use. It’s time for Congress to finally treat gun violence like an urgent public health crisis and take meaningful action on other common sense solutions. I’m fully committed to continuing my work across the aisle to reduce this horrific gun violence once and for all.”

BACKGROUND: After the Las Vegas massacre, Congresswoman Rosen co-sponsored two bills aimed at banning bump stocks.

  • The bipartisan Curbelo-Moulton bill: Congresswoman Rosen is one of 20 original co-sponsors of the Curbelo-Moulton bill to ban bump-stocks. H.R. 3999 prohibits the manufacture, transfer, or possession of bump stocks.
  • The Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act: H.R. 3947 prohibits the importation, manufacture, transfer, sale, or possession of bump stocks with a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.

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