President Trump Orders Administration To Ban Bump Stocks

President Trump said he directed the Attorney General to propose regulations to ban bump stocks and other devices.

Washington, DC – President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he has directed his administration draft regulations that would ban bump stocks and other devices that increase the firing rate of semiautomatic weapons.

“Just a few moments ago, I signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns,” President Trump confirmed at the start of the Public Safety Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony in the White House East Room, according to CBS News.

The president said that he expects the regulations to be finalized “very soon.”

“Although I desire swift and decisive action, I remain committed to the rule of law and to the procedures the law prescribes,” the president wrote in his memorandum to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Doing this the right way will ensure that the resulting regulation is workable and effected and leaves no loopholes for criminals to exploit.

President Trump said that the effort began in December of 2017, after Stephen Paddock used bump stocks to increase the firing rate of his weapon as he gunned down 58 concertgoers and injured over 800 others in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017.

The proposed legal regulations would not have prevented the recent school massacre in Parkland, Florida, during which 17 people were killed, NBC News reported.

President Trump also noted that he would entertain the idea of universal background checks, and that his administration would be making school security a top priority, CBS News reported.

“We cannot merely take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference,” President Trump said. “We must actually make a difference.”

He later tweeted support for expanded background checks.

When asked about the president’s views regarding an “assault weapon ban,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that “we haven’t closed the door on any front,” CBS News reported.

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PHX_EMTnLEO
PHX_EMTnLEO

If he is proposing a ban on “all devices that turn legal firearms into machine guns” then bumpstocks won’t be included. Or is it his plan to ban all devices that increase the rate of fire on semiautomatic firearms? Because then you wouldn’t be able to adjust the trigger pull weight on any semiautomatic including a pistol. I don’t have a problem with getting rid of bumpstocks, they’re gimmicky and severely decrease your accuracy, but before you start making statements about what you’re planning regarding gun control and 2nd amendment rights you need to educate yourself about what you’re arguing.

FrogHill
FrogHill

Hell yes "He" is doing something. He is driving the price for these bump stocks through the roof... I have a few to sell and I am going to keep one or two for myself as they are fun, not accurate at all but fun and expensive to feed CHA-CHING.... I think President Trump is throwing the communists a bone with this move and hate to see it because it is moving this country closer to the horrible carnage that is imminent before this country ever gets back on track.. That's IF this country even survives

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Det_John_Kimble what part of 'credit where credit is due' didn't you understand?

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Your comment didn't make sense. Are you asking is he doing something about it? Then hats off?

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