How Washington lawmakers voted: Bump stock ban
A House committee has approved a bill (SB 5992) 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 measure, which passed out of the full Senate last month on a 29-20 vote, passed the House Judiciary Committee Thursday on a 10-3 vote.
10 Judiciary Committee members who voted in favor:
Judiciary Committee members who voted against:
State Senators who voted (29-20) last month in favor:
State Senators who voted (29-20) last month against:
The ban would make it illegal for anyone in Washington to manufacture or sell bump stocks beginning July 1. In July 2019, it would become illegal to own or possess a bump stock in Washington.
The bill’s chances of making it to the House floor are still unclear. Democrats hold a narrow majority in the House, and legislative leaders have said the measure will need bipartisan support to pass.
The move to ban the devices — known as bump stocks — came in response to last October’s mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and left hundreds more injured.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.