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Panel approves bill putting ban on trigger devices

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OLYMPIA, WA - A Washington state Senate panel has approved a bill that would ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, similar to the ones used in the Las Vegas mass shooting. The Law and Justice Committee approved the bill after rejecting a Republican bid to allow them to be sold if the purchaser passes a federal firearms background check. 
  
The devices are known as bump stocks or bump-fire stocks. They were used to increase the firing rate of some rifles used by shooter Stephen Paddock last year in Las Vegas.
  
The devices were originally designed to help shooters with disabilities.

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