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Lots Of Uncertainty As Mass. Bump Stock Ban Takes Effect Feb. 1

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Under a new law, Massachusetts gun owners have until Wednesday, Jan. 31 to relinquish bump stocks, which allow rifles to be fired more rapidly.

In November, Massachusetts became the first state to make the possession of bump stocks illegal, about a month after a gunman in Las Vegas used one to kill almost 60 people.

The law also prohibits possession of trigger cranks, another accessory that allows someone to shoot faster.

When the bill passed, Karen Spilka, chair of the state Senate Ways and Means Committee, spoke about its importance.

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