Colorado bump stock ban is rejected by Republicans in a party-line vote
Republican state senators on Monday afternoon rejected a bill from Democrats that would have banned bump stocks in Colorado. Senate Bill 51 failed on a 3-2, party-line vote in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. The measure would have created a ban on the devices, which can increase a semi-automatic rifle’s rate of fire to near what an automatic firearm can discharge. Bump stocks were used by a gunman who killed 58 people and injured hundreds more in October at a country music festival in Las Vegas.