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GOP Candidate for Georgia Governor Giving Away a Bump Stock

GOP Candidate for Georgia Governor Giving Away a Bump Stock

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By    |   Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:56 PM

Michael Williams, a Republican candidate for Georgia governor, is giving away a bump stock as a protest to calls for a crackdown on the device, The Hill reports.

"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," said Williams, a state senator in Georgia. "In reality, the bump stock is the new, shiny object politicians are using to deceive voters into believing they are taking action against gun violence."

The device increases the rate of fire for semi-automatic weapons, the Hill noted.

Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, police discovered 12 bump stocks in the hotel room of the gunman, according to Newsweek. And several lawmakers have now introduced bills in Congress to ban the device.

"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," Williams claimed. "There is zero evidence that banning bump stocks would prevent any gun violence deaths.

"Georgia's gun owners deserve a governor who will stand with them when liberals and Hollywood elites attack our fundamental rights. That's why I am standing for the Second Amendment and giving away a bump stock as a show of support."

He noted he would give away a bump stock to "one lucky winner."

The Hill reported Williams is considered a long-shot candidate in the race.

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