A partial view of a rifle with a bump stock attached.
COLUMBIA, S. C. – The capital city of South Carolina has become the first U.S. city to ban bump-shares just three months after a gunman, apparently with these units opened fire on an outdoor concert in Las Vegas, killing 58 and injuring almost 500.
“I shudder to think that these devices is a bad thing,” said mayor Steve Benjamin told Fox News. “There is no good reason for you to be on the streets of America and it is high time that someone decided to stand up and speak, and do something about it.”
The city of Columbia adopted the regulation on Tuesday makes it illegal to attach to bump share of firearms within the city limits, without the military and law enforcement agencies engaged in the training.
“We are drawing a line in the sand in our city and hope that cities and States and, finally, the U.S. said Congress will also be looking to these devices is illegal,” Benjamin.
Numerous bills were introduced in Congress shortly after the Vegas massacre. A bill in the house, collected more than two dozen signatures, but the momentum initiated by the deadliest shooting in modern history has fallen since then to a halt.
The newly implemented regulation is not to possess it is illegal for a Person, the system. “As soon as you put the gun and turns it into the killing machine that it is so, then we must ensure that we act on behalf of the public interest,” said Benjamin.
The violation of the law is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $ 500 and up to 30 days in jail.
The accessories can be found online for less than $23, causes the stock on a rifle to bounce back and forth between the shooter on the shoulder and index finger, manufacture of rapid fire.
“The simple fact is that automatic weapons were illegal-said in this country for more than 30 years,” Benjamin said in a statement. “The only purpose these devices serve is to get around the law of the multiplication of the rate of fire by a factor of ten to approximately 400-800 revolutions per minute, and turns a semi-automatic firearm to a mass-murder machine.”
Not everyone in the Palmetto state approved the regulation. Some believe it is violating gun owners rights.
“It is not a Problem, said in the city of Columbia, Richland County or the state, to my knowledge,” gun range owner Sherra Scott of Fox News. “I think you do it as a feel-good laws, the thinking of your voters, you do something about violence in General.”
Scott argues that the ban on bump-share is not going to stop someone with a gun to change a weapon to rapid fire.
“You can use any normal item and turn it and use it for evil,” said Scott to explain briefly, how something as simple as a rubber band can be used to modify a rifle.
“Basically, they wrap around the trigger and guard in a way that sets the trigger for you,” said Scott.
She feels the best solution is for people to be weapons.
“You can not legislate evil, and you can’t stupidity legislate,” said Scott.
Terrace Garnier is a Fox-News-multimedia reporter in Columbia, South Carolina. You can follow her on twitter: @TeraceGarnier