Denver, CO – Today, Lt. Governor Donna Lynne called for a ban on gun modification devices in Colorado and encouraged state legislators to take up legislation during the next session in January. Lynne supports legislation that would ban the manufacture, possession, transfer, sale, or importation of bump stocks and other devices like the ones use to cause the unspeakable rampage in Las Vegas.
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Las Vegas shooter had a dozen weapons which utilized “bump stocks” that turned semi-automatic weapons into virtual fully automatic guns, enabling them to fire hundreds of bullets.
In 2013, Congress considered legislation supported by President Obama that would have reinstated the 1994 ban on assault weapons and would have banned technology like bump stocks. Unfortunately, it failed in the United States Senate.
“Enough is enough,” said Donna Lynne. “Each year mass shootings become more and more deadly, and we must do all that we can to get the dangerous weapons and devices that are used in these killings off our streets. While Colorado has made great progress enacting common sense gun safety legislation, recent incidents in Aurora, Sandy Hook, Orlando, San Bernardino and now Las Vegas demonstrate that more must be done. As governor, I would not hesitate to sign legislation the minute it hits my desk to get these killing devices off our streets.”