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State Representative Stavronakis pre-filing legislation to ban 'bump stocks'

Rep. Leon Stavrinakis (file)

State Rep. Leon Stavrinakis announced Thursday that he will pre-file legislation in the State house of Representatives in December to ban bump fire devices or “bump stocks” in South Carolina.

Bump stocks are gun conversion kits that turn semiautomatic weapons into weapons capable firing in long bursts, similar to already illegal automatic weapons.

Stavrinakis says the use of bump stocks is a loophole that allows legal firearms to mimic illegal ones.

The State Representative assures that the banning of bump stocks will not deny citizens their Second Amendment rights.

Stavrinakis was an author and sponsor of the “Boland Bill” in 2013, which prevents those who have been adjudicated mentally ill from purchasing firearms.

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