Late Thursday night the House passed by a vote of 139 to 0 a bill that prohibits anyone under the age of 16 from firing a machine gun.

The bill was written in response to the death of an 8-year-old Ashford boy who was using an Uzi at a Massachusetts gun club when it recoiled and he shot himself in the head.

The bill already passed the Senate and now goes to Gov. M. Jodi Rell for approval.