Chris Christie signed a bill Monday banning the sale or possession of bump stocks, marking one of the New Jersey governor’s final acts before leaving office.
The bump stocks bill was among more than 150 bills Christie signed on his final full day in office, NJ.com reported.
Bump stocks, which can increase the rate of fire on a weapon, previously could not be attached to a weapon under New Jersey law, but the new legislation, sponsored by Democrats, completely bans the accessories. Selling or possessing a bump stock carries a three- to five-year prison sentence or a fine of up to $15,000, according to NJ.com. Those already in possession of the devices have 90 days to turn them over to law enforcement.
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