Legislation making it a crime to sell, purchase, use or manufacture devices to enhance a firearm's rate of fire, including bump stocks cleared the House of Representatives late Tuesday night.
There was bipartisan support Tuesday night for an amendment making such a crime a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. It passed 114-35.
About a dozen bump stocks were found among weapons used by the man who carried out the October 2017 Las Vegas shooting, which left 58 dead and more than 800 others injured.
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Proponents say the bill will keep people safe. But Republican Rep. Rob Sampson says lawmakers would be banning an item that's "never ever been involved in a crime" in Connecticut.
The bill now moves to the State Senate for consideration.