Bump Stock Ban Turned Aside in IL House

Bump Stock Ban Turned Aside in IL House

The Illinois House turned aside efforts to ban bump stocks, a gun modification that can allow a user to operate a firearm in an accelerated fashion. Bump stocks have been in the crosshairs of gun control advocates since the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Opponents made the case it was too much, Democrat Jerry Costello says other standard modifications people use for sport and hobby would have been banned; turning more guns into illegal ones.

Jacksonville Republican C.D. Davidsmeier gives little credence to talk of a bump stock ban making Illinoisans safer.



Davidsmeier described the legislation as rushed and under-researched.


The bump stocks vote failed 54-48.