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Council President Shannon Hardin Releases Statement on Federal Bump Stock Ban

"Classifying bump stocks as machine guns is a major step forward in the fight against gun violence. But there is still more work to be done towards keeping America’s cities like Columbus safe and prosperous," said Columbus City Council President Shannon G. Hardin.

"Ensuring a safer and more prosperous Columbus means our policymakers must pass common-sense gun laws that include banning assault weapons, stronger background checks that include domestic violence convictions and increased investments in mental health supports. Columbus like all American cities deserves common-sense policies that ensure the safety and wellness for all," Hardin continued.

Earlier this year, Council President Hardin, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and City Attorney Zach Klein proposed eleven comprehensive changes to local laws to address the longstanding issues of gun violence by closing the gap between state and federal law, protecting victims of domestic violence and removing dangerous weapons from neighborhoods.