As previously reported, the Senate Public Safety Committee heard Senate Bill 137 earlier on Wednesday. It is now being held in committee pending an amendment to narrow the scope of this legislation, while also addressing problems raised by the NRA during committee testimony. Sponsored by anti-gun state Senator Harris McDowell (D-1), SB 137 would prohibit the manufacture, sale, transfer or possession of a firearm, firearm component or accessory, including ammunition, which is “undetectable” by standard metal detectors. SB 137 would go far beyond existing federal law banning undetectable firearms, and because the definitions used in SB 137 are so vague, this measure has the potential to ban possession of many magazines and common cartridge ammunition.
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