With just one day left in the legislative session, the General Assembly moved to pass several pieces of legislation, but others hit road blocks that could get defeated in the final hours.The Senate voted 26-10 to ban bump stocks. Earlier, the House gave final approval to a measure allowing veterans with other-than-honorable discharges attributable to post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or military sexual trauma to access state benefits they’re currently barred from.Bump Stocks BanThe Senate approved the ban around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. esday The measure, pushed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, had already cleared the House by a 114-35 vote.Malloy said he planned on signing the bill into law in the coming days.“This vote today shows that we – as policy makers in Connecticut – are listening to the overwhelming, collective voices of the people and not powerful lobbyists from the NRA, who are fighting for opposing interests,” Malloy said.A bump stock is an attachment that makes a semi-automatic weapon shoot nearly as fast as a fully automatic machine gun, lawmakers said. They are the devices that allowed a shooter to fire faster and killed nearly 60 people last year at a concert outside a Las Vegas hotel.Sen. Paul… Read full this story
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