Bill banning kids from using fully automatic weapons dies in the House

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - At the state capitol Thursday, a bill banning children from using or holding fully automatic weapons was killed.

It failed to get enough votes in the House. Democrat Barbara Norton proposed the idea in response to a deadly scene out of Arizona, where a 9-year-old lost control of an Uzi submachine gun and shot and killed her weapons instructor.

The bill initially moved through a House panel on May 18.

Those who oppose the bill say the proposal was an overreach.

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