Mas­sachusetts set to ban bump stock sales

The Dallas Morning News - - Nation&world -

BOS­TON — 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.

The Mas­sachusetts Sen­ate voted 33-0 on Thurs­day 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 Gov. Char­lie Baker, who has said he would sign a ban if it reaches his desk.

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