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Lawmakers in New York and Connecticut are pushing to ban the sale and possession of  “bump stocks,” devices that convert semiautomatic weapons into automatic firearms. 

Conn. lawmakers to vote on gun control package

Apr 3, 2013
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Connecticut lawmakers are expected to pass a package of gun control measures they believe are some of the most comprehensive in the country, following the Newtown school massacre.

Debate on the far-reaching legislation, negotiated by Democratic and Republican legislative leaders, is expected to begin later this morning.

It could last for hours. Both gun rights advocates and gun control supporters are expected to show up in large numbers.