Should NH ban bump stocks?
House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff is proposing legislation that would ban the sale, purchase, and possession of bump stock attachments to semi-automatic rifles. Read more about this issue.
"Should bump stock attachments to semi-automatic rifles be banned in NH?"
Discussion held on Citizens Count NH website and Facebook page October 9, 2017
No: 364 citizens were opposed to banning bump stocks in New Hampshire.
- “What an absurd idea! It's obvious to anyone with a brain that banning is what propels the black market.”
- “It is a slippery slope. It will open the door to give the government vast power to ban any common accessories that they feel we should not have.”
- “Banning this attachment does nothing as the same function can be achieved by literally using a rubber band.”
Yes: 92 citizens were in favor of banning bump stocks in New Hampshire.
- “If you need a bump stock, you're shooting too many bullets too fast. Sorry, but it's a yes from this NH resident.”
- “Yes. Automatic weapons were made illegal in 1983 so why should an attachment which completely negates that law be legal?”
- “Yes. As civilians, where does this attachment or any assault rifle have a use?”
Other: 23 citizens addressed their comments to related questions and issues. These included:
- Other gun attachments: “An AR15 muzzle report is roughly 165 decibels using M193 5.56x45 ball ammunition. The same rifle with the same ammunition and a suppressor is still 130-140 decibels.”
- The Las Vegas shooter: “He had a legally owned fully automatic... so he passed the government check for it.”
- Assault weapons: “Absolutely no need for assault rifles, people don’t hunt with them.”
*Editor selection of actual participant quotes.