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Senate Democrats will try to ban bump stocks on the floor

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Senate Democrats intend to seek unanimous consent for legislation banning bump stocks — which allow semi-automatic rifles to be fired like fully automatic machine guns — following last week’s Supreme Court decision to overturn a ban on them.

“Republicans were supportive of banning bump stocks when the Trump Administration took this step, so they should support it” on Tuesday, said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has led the charge against bump stocks, which were used in the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017 that killed 60.

In a 6-3 decision last week split along ideological lines, the court said the definition federal regulators sought to adopt went beyond the words Congress wrote into law nearly nine decades ago.