Gov. Ducey supports bump stock ban

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Ducey said he supports a ban on bump stock devices. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Ducey said he supports a ban on bump stock devices. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Ducey said he's all for banning bump stock devices. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Ducey said he's all for banning bump stock devices. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday that he backs President Trump's proposal to ban bump stock devices but stayed silent on the issue of raising the minimum age to buy semi-automatic rifles. 

[READ MORE: Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks]

"Bump stocks are something I think the president has already said. This was done at the executive level within the agencies and if they want to take them back then I'm all for that,"  the governor said. 

But that doesn't mean the governor will support all of the president's proposals to secure schools.  

[MORE: Arizona politics]

Ducey said he didn't want to arm teachers in the classrooms and would not say if the minimum age to purchase an assault weapon should be lifted to 21 from 18. 

[READ MORE: Trump suggests arming teachers as a solution to increase school safety]

President Trump has proposed both measures following the Florida shooting and threatened on Wednesday to outlaw bump stocks through executive action. 

[READ MORE: Trump said to be backing away from raising minimum age on some weapons]

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Before making the move to television, Welch wrote and edited for the Arizona Guardian, a highly influential online news site dedicated to Arizona politics and government where he served as owner and editor. During his Guardian days, Welch was a frequent guest on “Politics Unplugged” and has been a regular fixture on the state political landscape since 2005 appearing on numerous radio and television talk shows. “I am thrilled to start working with such a talented and dedicated staff of journalists,” said Welch. “This is a great opportunity to broaden the reach of my political coverage and tell stories that affect Arizona voters and their families.” With more than 13 years of experience under his belt, Welch’s arrival only strengthens 3TV’s commitment to providing first-rate political and government coverage across all platforms. When not covering politics, Welch is an avid runner and fronts a punk rock band that plays frequently throughout the Southwest and California. Welch is a well-respected political expert in Arizona and his addition means 3TV will provide a stronger, more robust political presence in Arizona. He joins 3TV from the Arizona Guardian, a highly influential online news site dedicated to Arizona politics and government where he served as owner and editor. During his Guardian days, Welch was a frequent guest on “Politics Unplugged” and has been a regular fixture on the state political landscape since 2005 appearing on numerous radio and television talk shows. “I am thrilled to start working with such a talented and dedicated staff of journalists,” said Welch. “This is a great opportunity to broaden the reach of my political coverage and tell stories that affect Arizona voters and their families.” With more than 13 years of experience under his belt, Welch’s arrival only strengthens 3TV’s commitment to providing first-rate political and government coverage across all platforms. When not covering politics, Welch is an avid runner and fronts a punk rock band that plays frequently throughout the Southwest and California.

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