The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Keep and Bear
You really just can’t fix stupid in this country and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin is just the latest example of this.
On Wednesday Benjamin said that he is planning to propose a city ordinance which would ban the use of bump stocks and trigger cranks.
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These two devices simulate automatic firing but maintain the weapon as a semi-automatic.
“I believe in responsible gun ownership, and I believe in common sense,” Benjamin said in a statement. “That’s why I’ve decided to do what our federal and state governments are either unable or unwilling to do.”
“The simple fact is that automatic weapons have been illegal in this country for more than 30 years, and the only purpose these devices serve is to circumvent that law multiplying firing rates tenfold to approximately 400-800 rounds per minute and turning a semi-automatic firearm into a mass murderpost was originally published on this site