Massachusetts to become first state to ban bump stocks following Las Vegas massacre



Associated Press

Massachusetts is on its way to becoming the first state since the Las Vegas shooting massacre to outlaw devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic fully automatic guns.

Many in Las Vegas had no idea where to run, but the sound of gunshots at least alerted them to the shooting.
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The Massachusetts Senate voted 33-0 today to ban the sale of bump stocks and trigger cranks, attachments that increase the firing rate of a weapon.

A day earlier the state House voted 151-3 in favor of a bump stock ban.

The two versions must be reconciled before a final bill is sent to Republican Governor Charlie Baker, who has said he would sign a ban if it reaches his desk.

A bump stock fits over the stock and grip of a semi-automatic rifle and allows the weapon to fire continuously.

The Las Vegas shooter had 12 weapons fitted with such devices.

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