Georgia Gubernatorial candidate, Michael Williams, is giving away bump stocks. The bump stock was also used by the Las Vegas shooter, Steven Paddock who killed 59 people.
Williams is showing his “solidarity with gun owners across the nation” by giving away bump stocks.
According to Williams’ website, “[a]n attack on bump stocks is an attack on the Second Amendment. In solidarity with gun owners across the nation.”
Williams has a page where voters can sign up for a chance to win a bump stock.
When bump stocks are attached to a semi-automatic rifle, it will allow the rifle to shoot almost twice as fast; however, bump stocks often cause rifles to jam frequently which may cause damage to the rifle.
Williams has come out against the shooting in Las Vegas and wants to send a message that banning bump stocks is just a political manuver to allow for more gun control.
Williams is in favor of shifting the conversation to review mental health awareness instead of more gun control measures.
“If politicians wanted to have a real conversation on reducing gun violence, they would be discussing mental health awareness, and ways to reduce the weekly bloodbath in Chicago and other inner cities. You cannot regulate evil out of existence. Blaming guns or bump stocks for the actions of a lunatic, is the same as blaming McDonald’s for heart disease,” continued Williams. “I will stand up for the Second Amendment against liberals and weak Republicans who wish to limit our freedoms. Not only that, I will continue to call out Democrats and Republicans who provide cheap talk and excuses rather than solutions.” – Michael Williams