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Lincoln City Council considers banning bump stocks | Rural Radio Network

Lincoln City Council considers banning bump stocks

Lincoln City Council considers banning bump stocks
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Lincoln City Council is expected to consider a proposal to ban gun bump stocks.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the proposal by Democratic Councilwomen Leirion Gaylor Baird and Jane Raybould would make it unlawful for anyone to sell, give away, furnish or possess a multi-burst trigger activator within city limits.

The trigger devices allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly. A bump stock was used in the Las Vegas concert shooting last year that killed 58 people and injured more than 500.

The ordinance says the devices “are undesirable for any legitimate hunting or sporting purpose as they severely compromise accuracy and the ability to control a weapon.”

A public hearing on the issue will likely be held March 19. The council could vote on the proposal March 26.

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