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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: October 5, 2017 03:34 PM
From: Representative Madeleine Dean and Rep. Dom Costa
To: All House members
Subject: Ban on Rapid Fire or “Multiburst Trigger Activators” in Pennsylvania
In the near future we plan to introduce legislation that updates the state’s definition of “offensive weapons” to include “multiburst trigger activators.”

The Pennsylvania crimes code currently bans “offensive weapons,” which includes items such as machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, and grenades. Violation of this section carries a penalty of a first degree misdemeanor.

This legislation would include “multiburst trigger activators” to the list of offensive weapons and includes items such as binary triggers and slide fire/bump stocks—like the one used in the Las Vegas shooting.

These firearm modifications are described as being able to simulate fully automatic rates of fire, and able to expel over 600 rounds per minute—more than 9 rounds per second. To see the speed at which these weapons can fire, please see this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ1Xt3OzipA

Please join us in co-sponsoring legislation to ban deadly tools that have no place in civilian society.

Introduced as HB1872