Montini: Will lawmakers ban bump stocks and take guns away from abusers?


An Arizona gun manufacturer demonstrates the use of a rifle equipped with a “bump stock.” Thomas Hawthorne/

Arizona lawmakers have a couple of chances this session to prove they are not completely in the pocket of the gun lobby, and that they possess a teeny tiny, itsy bitsy smidgen of common sense.

I know.

You’re not holding your breath.

On either count.

But these are not difficult or complicated decisions.

First, there is a bill in the Legislature that would ban bump stocks, the devices that attach to semi-automatic weapons and allow them to fire like machine guns.

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