Dem senators to introduce bill banning 'bump stocks'

Dem senators to introduce bill banning 'bump stocks'
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A group of Senate Democrats is rolling out a bill banning a device that can simulate automatic gunfire with a semi-automatic weapon.

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinCongress — when considering women’s health, don’t forget about lung cancer Overnight Energy: Pruitt taps man behind 'lock her up' chant for EPA office | Watchdog to review EPA email policies | Three Republicans join climate caucus Man who coined 'lock her up' chant to lead EPA's Pacific Southwest office MORE (D-Calif.) announced that she and other Democrats will introduce legislation on Wednesday to ban the devices, known as "bump stocks."

"The bill ... would ban the sale, transfer, importation, manufacture or possession of bump stocks, trigger cranks and similar accessories," according to a release about the forthcoming legislation.

The legislation comes as Democrats are reviving their effort to expand background checks and crack down on gun control laws in the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Fifty nine people were killed, and more than 520 injured, during a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Officials told The Associated Press that the suspected gunman had two bump stock devices.