Legislation to ban “bump stocks” and other devices that allow guns to fire more rapidly was rejected by the Illinois House on Thursday, as opponents on both sides of the aisle contended the measure was too broad and would turn legal gun owners into criminals. ...

Opponents, including Rep. Jerry Costello, a Democrat from downstate Smithton, called the bill too far-reaching because it would ban any modification that accelerates the rate of fire — such as changing a spring or replacing a trigger.

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