PA lawmakers have proposed a ban on bump stocks

10.06.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Bump stocks are rapid fire devices. They allowed Las Vegas shooter Steven Paddock to turn his AR-15 into an automatic weapon.

Two Democratic state lawmakers, Madeleine Dean and Dom Costa, began seeking co-sponsors Thursday for a bill that would update the state's definition of offensive weapons.

Current law bans machine guns, sawed off shotguns, and grenades.

This new language would include binary triggers and fire and bump stocks: anything able to expel over 600 rounds per minute.

The devices are already banned in New York. Anyone caught with one could face a class D felony.