Legislation banning bump stocks like the one used by the Las Vegas shooter failed in the Illinois House. The bill was defeated on a 48 to 54 vote. With many opponents arguing that while bump stocks should be banned, the measure also prohibits modifications commonly made by competitive shooters and hunters. State Representative Scott Drury supported the legislation, saying it’s time for lawmakers to take a stand.
Another bill that only bans the bump stock device, which turns a semi-automatic into a full automatic weapon, is garnering more widespread support.