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GOP candidate for Georgia governor holds bump stock giveaway

GOP candidate for Georgia governor holds bump stock giveaway”

There is zero evidence that banning bump stocks would prevent any gun violence deaths.

Williams is one of five Republicans running for the Republican nomination for the governorship of Georgia.

However, according to law enforcement officials, the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, used a device similar to the bump stock and killed over 50 people.

"The tragedy in Las Vegas broke my heart, but any talk of banning or regulating bump stocks is merely cheap political lip service from career politicians", Williams, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, said in the email received by HuffPost.

Since the Las Vegas shooting, the deadliest in modern USA history, the devices became the center of renewed debate about gun control measures.

When its attached to a semi-automatic rifle, the bump stock allows someone to fire off nearly double the amount of shots.

In light of that discovery, Democratic and Republican members of Congress joined calls for a ban on bump stocks, introducing a bipartisan bill that would "prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer" of bump stocks and similar devices, such as trigger cranks that simulate automatic gunfire.

However, Williams said that he believes that bump stocks are being unfairly vilified and that attempts to regulate them would be an infringement on the rights of gun owners.

Williams blamed "liberals and Hollywood elites" for attacking gun owners' "fundamental rights". "An attack on bump stocks is an attack on the Second Amendment". The shooter used bump stocks to increase the carnage, authorities have said.

"Many firearms experts determined the Las Vegas shooter's use of a bump stock actually prevented more casualties and [injuries] due to its inconsistency, inaccuracy, and lack of control", he said.

The state lawmaker noted that experts from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had approved bump stocks in 2015. He instead placed the onus on needing to address mental health issues and inner-city violence.

Williams believes the focus should be on mental health as a means of reducing future gun violence.

"You can not regulate evil out of existence", Williams said.

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, the National Rifle Association-the largest gun lobby in the US -said that although it doesn't believe a law is necessary, new regulations for bump stocks may be in order.



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