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Mayor Steve Benjamin calls for ban on 'bump stocks,' 'trigger cranks' in Columbia

Mayor Steve Benjamin calls for ban on 'bump stocks,' 'trigger cranks' in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – Mayor Steve Benjamin released a statement last night calling for lawmakers to act on the gun control debate.

The statement was titled “A Time for Action” and in part, Benjamin said:

I believe in responsible gun ownership, and I believe in common sense. That's why I've decided to do what our federal and state governments are either unable or unwilling to do. I've decided to act by introducing a City ordinance to ban the use of 'bump stocks' and 'trigger cranks' in the City of Columbia.

The term bump stocks made international headlines after the Las Vegas massacre.

Authorities say they found 12 bump-fire stocks in the suspect’s hotel room.

Stephen Paddock is accused of killing 59 people at a country music festival last month.

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