Democratic Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins in a statement on Monday applauded the approval of a ban on bump stocks.

In her statement, Stewart-Cousins said it’s a reminder New York should do the same as her party vies for control of the narrowly divided chamber.

“Today, in Connecticut, the law that bans bump stocks takes effect. This is a reminder of what is at stake this November. In New York the Senate Republicans have refused to take any real action on common sense gun laws,” she said.

“The Senate Democrats have proposed a number of common sense gun solutions yet the Republicans have blocked these initiatives and continue to follow the lead of their Party leader Donald Trump and simply spout of NRA talking points. We need a Senate that will protect New Yorkers not simply bury their heads in the sand.”

A bump stock is believed to have been used in the deadly Las Vegas shooting. The device allows a semi-automatic weapon to mimic automatic fire.

A bill that would have banned the sale and possession of bump stocks in New York proposed in the wake of the shooting is yet to be approved.