24th District Representative John Katko has come out in support of the Trump Administration’s plan to ban bump stocks.
The recently re-elected GOP Congressman says he’s a strong backer of the 2nd Amendment, but says any accessory that transforms semiautomatic weapons into machine guns should not be legal.
Katko cites last year’s Las Vegas shooting, in which 58 people were killed.
|WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following news this week that the Trump Administration plans to announce a permanent ban on bump stocks, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement:
“Following the horrific and senseless shooting in Las Vegas last year that killed 58 people, I joined my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in urging a permanent ban on bump stocks. I’m glad that the Administration has taken action and moved forward with this vital request.
“I have and will always be a strong 2nd amendment supporter — but bump stocks transform semiautomatic guns into machine guns. As a former federal prosecutor, I worked for nearly 20 years to keep illegal guns off our streets. These devices have no place in our society.
“We must continue to work in Congress to keep firearms out of the hands of those who want to do harm to others or to themselves. I remain committed to doing so in a bipartisan manner.”