“The [Denver] City Council next week will begin consideration of an ordinance change that would make it unlawful to sell, carry, store or possess a bump stock device within Denver city limits,” canoncitydailyrecord.com reports. Strangely enough . . .
they don’t actually need the reg: “local law already prohibits the types of semiautomatic rifles that can be modified with a bump stock, as well as limiting the capacity of their magazines.”
Let’s hear from the man responsible, Councilman Rafael Espinoza:
“I’m under no illusion that if somebody is hell-bent on committing a heinous crime, they could both have larger magazines and modify their weapon,” he said, by skirting the law or buying outside the city. “But that said, the only people in the city and county of Denver that should have that kind of firepower are law enforcement and trained officials.” . . .
As proposed, his measure defines bump stocks as “any device for a pistol, rifle or shotgun that increases the rate of fire achievable with such weapon by using energy from the recoil of the weapon to generate a reciprocating action that facilitates repeated activation of the trigger.”
Is that the kind of language we can expect from the ATF in regards to a rules change to add bump fire stocks to items regulated by the National Firearms Act, or ban them completely? Watch this space. Meanwhile . . .
Denver City Council’s proposed penalty for selling, carrying, storing or possessing a bump fire stock is well short of Massachusetts’ life sentence. It’s a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $999, and a jail sentence of no less than 10 days and no more than 180 days. [Click here for the full text.] Your right to keep and bear arms — or inert bits of plastic — be damned.