HB 395 : Another anti-bump fire bill

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HB 395 : Another anti-bump fire bill

Postby rickt » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:59 am

H. B. No. 395 - Representative Patmon.
Cosponsors: Representatives Galonski, Smith, K., Kent, West.
To enact section 2923.133 of the Revised Code to prohibit the manufacture, sale, or transfer of any trigger crank, bump-fire device, or other product that accelerates a semi-automatic firearm's rate of fire but does not convert it into an automatic firearm.


https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-HB-395
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Re: HB 395 : Another anti-bump fire bill

Postby zeko » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:22 pm

I noticed today that while this bill's senate companion, SB219, hasn't yet been assigned to a committee, HB395 has been assigned to the House Federalism and Interstate Relations committee. Further, the operant part of the bill would seem to ban much more than bump-fire stocks:

Sec. 2923.133. (A) No person shall manufacture, sell, or transfer 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 semi-automatic firearm but not convert the semi-automatic firearm into an automatic firearm.

"Part" or "component" could refer to any kind of improved trigger (not just a binary trigger) that made operation smoother (perhaps a replacement for a defective trigger?) and hence "accelerated" the rate of fire, even by a very small amount. Stretching the definition? Certainly . . . but I don't doubt that the antis would love to stretch things even farther if given the opportunity.

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Re: HB 395 : Another anti-bump fire bill

Postby qmti » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:43 pm

rickt wrote:
H. B. No. 395 - Representative Patmon.
Cosponsors: Representatives Galonski, Smith, K., Kent, West.
To enact section 2923.133 of the Revised Code to prohibit the manufacture, sale, or transfer of any trigger crank, bump-fire device, or other product that accelerates a semi-automatic firearm's rate of fire but does not convert it into an automatic firearm.


https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-HB-395


I noticed sponsor and co-sponsors are all Democrats. Why am I not surprised by this new bill being introduced.
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Re: HB 395 : Another anti-bump fire bill

Postby bignflnut » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:04 am

It's difficult to stand out as a Dem these days, what with their lock-step conformity of thought (lest they be banished from the shire).
Proposing a bill, is one way to say, trust me, I'm ready to get the job done (i.e. I will take away freedom from the people you hate).
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