Connecticut lawmakers pass bill to ban bump stocks

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A bill banning the use of bump stock devices has passed the Connecticut General Assembly with wide Republican support.

The state Senate passed the bill Tuesday night with a 26-10 vote.

The bill passed the House last week and is a priority for Gov. Dannel Malloy, who said in a statement that he plans to sign the measure "in the coming days."

A bump stock device allows semi-automatic weapons to fire like automatics.

Several other states have moved to ban the devices after they were used in the Las Vegas concert massacre.

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