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State House Overwhelmingly Passes Bump Stock Ban Proposed By Malloy

The Connecticut House passed a ban this week on bump stocks, which should limit some guns from firing rapidly.
The Connecticut House passed a ban this week on bump stocks, which should limit some guns from firing rapidly. Photo Credit: File Photo

The Connecticut House overwhelmingly passed a ban that helps disarm automatic weapons.

By a vote of 114 to 55, the state's House late on Tuesday, May 1 passed the so-called bump stock ban, according to multiple news reports.

Bump stocks are rapid-fire devices that enable guns to fire like automatic weapons.

The measure must be approved by the state Senate to become law in Connecticut.

Bump stocks were used in the October 2017 shooting at a Las Vegas concert that left 58 people dead and more than 800 others injured.

Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy proposed the ban earlier this year.

Proponents say the bill is needed to protect the public, but opponents call it unnecessary.

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