Lawmakers debate bill to ban bump stocks in Utah

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One lawmaker at the Utah State Capitol says she’s running a bill that would ban bump stocks in Utah because there is no legitimate purpose for bump stocks.

Representative Patrice Arent (D-Salt Lake City) points to the Las Vegas shooting as an example of the destruction they can cause.

House Bill 331, Prohibition on Firearm Modification Devices, faced opposition from the Utah Shooting Sports Council and committee members for infringing on gun rights and the bill was held in committee.

The bill will move to interim study, where Representative Arent is confident she can gain some ground.

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