Massachusetts House Passes Legislation Banning Bump Stocks

On Wednesday the Massachusetts House passed a $124.7M supplemental budget to close the books on FY17. This budget, my first as Chair of House Ways & Means, secured $4.75M to ensure full funding for the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative. This fully funds the program, and funding goes directly to organizations in our community that deal with youth violence, like Mission Safe, Boston Center for Youth and Families, and Youth Options Unlimited. The House approved an amendment to the budget that would ban bump stocks in Massachusetts. What we saw last week in Las Vegas was horrific.