May 2, 2023
Indiana legislators look to ban automatic fire-inducing ‘Glock switches’
Indiana Legislators Look to Ban Automatic Fire-Inducing 'Glock Switches'
Indiana legislators are taking a stand against the use of automatic fire-inducing Glock switches in the state. These devices, also known as bump stocks, allow semi-automatic firearms to fire at a rate similar to that of fully automatic weapons.
The proposed legislation would make it illegal to manufacture, sell, or possess these devices in Indiana. Violators could face up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The push for this legislation comes in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, where the gunman used bump stocks to fire on a crowd of concertgoers, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more.
While bump stocks have been legal in the United States for years, the Las Vegas shooting has brought renewed attention to the issue. Several states, including California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, have already banned the devices.
Supporters of the Indiana legislation argue that bump stocks have no legitimate use and only serve to increase the lethality of firearms. They also point out that the devices are relatively easy to obtain and can be purchased online for as little as $100.
Opponents of the legislation argue that bump stocks are simply a tool that can be used responsibly by law-abiding gun owners. They also argue that banning the devices would be a violation of the Second Amendment.
The debate over bump stocks is just one part of a larger conversation about gun control in the United States. While some argue that stricter gun laws are necessary to prevent mass shootings, others argue that such laws would infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
Regardless of where one stands on the issue, it is clear that the use of bump stocks is a contentious topic that will continue to be debated in the months and years to come.