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Congressmen from Rhode Island want to ban devices that can enable a rifle to fire continuously, like an automatic weapon.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, said Wednesday he's co-sponsoring a bill with U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, to ban "bump stocks" and other devices that can enable a rifle to fire continuously. Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, and other Democrats also signed on.

U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, also a Rhode Island Democrat, said he introduced a similar bill Wednesday in the House of Representatives.

Authorities say the Las Vegas gunman had 23 guns with him at the hotel and 12 bump stock devices.

The Sunday rampage killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500. Cicilline says this cannot become "the new normal."




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