Lawmakers in North Carolina are considering a bill that would increase penalties for people convicted of using a weapon to assault or kill any law enforcement officers.

Dubbed Conner's Law—for NC State Trooper Kevin Conner, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in October 2018—the proposed legislation would increase the classification of an assault on a law enforcement officer from a Class E felony to a Class D felony. 

According to WTVD-TV, under the new law, anyone convicted of shooting at a law enforcement officer would spend time in prison.

House Speaker Tim Moore said that currently criminals shooting at officers can get off with just probation.

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