Columbia City Council passes gun safety ordinances

The Columbia Star
Columbia City Council approved the second reading of three ordinances to strengthen the city’s stance when it comes to extreme protection orders, hate intimidation, and gun-free school zones.
“These are natural, bipartisan, unanimous votes on council that has all but one member who is a gun owner,” Mayor Steve Benjamin said. “I’m a former chief of the State Law Enforcement Agency, and I own several firearms. We’re just tired of people saying there are good people with guns. It’s time for the good guys with guns to pass some good policies, while also stressing the fact that with gun rights come gun responsibilities, and work affirmatively to have a process where there is an ability to take guns out of the hands of people who might be a serious risk. It’s an issue we found with significant bipartisan support.” Read more >>>