Trump Orders Bump-Stock Regulations

  • Trump Orders Bump-Stock Regulations

Trump Orders Bump-Stock Regulations

During Tuesday's press briefing, the White House said the president opposes the "bump stock" rifle modifier, which make semi-automatic firearms fire faster.

President Trump, who sources tell ABC News has repeatedly said "we have to do something" in the wake of the Florida tragedy, announced on Tuesday that he directed his Justice Department to look into banning bump stocks, which were used in the Las Vegas shooting a year ago.

The device then was used by a shooter who killed 58 people at an outdoor country music festival. "I expect that these critical regulations will be finalized, Jeff, very soon".

The White House has also announced age restrictions for buying AR-15 rifles are "on the table". "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", Trump continued at the White House.

Calls to ban bump stocks have been mounting since Stephen Paddock, a retired accountant, used them on several of his weapons to kill 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas in October 2017 in the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

Their determination to see real change in gun control regulation is inspiring, and proof that teens are far more responsible and capable than we sometimes give them credit for.

The legislation was introduced after the 5 November mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which left 26 people dead, put a spotlight on the USA military's repeated failures to submit the proper documents to the background check system.

US President Donald Trump says he has recommended that bump stocks be made illegal.

Sanders also said that the president "has expressed his support for efforts to improve the federal background check system" in order to make it more accurate and efficient when evaluating if someone is a candidate for gun ownership.

Trump, however, ran for president as a pro-gun candidate and tied himself to the National Rifle Association throughout the campaign. She's pressing for a ban on assault-type weapons and for laws enabling family members, guardians or police to ask judges to strip gun rights temporarily from people who show warning signs of violence.

Since the shooting last Wednesday, students have organised a demonstration in Washington next month called March For Our Lives.

That left the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to regulate bump stocks.

The bill, called the Fix NICS Act, would ensure that states and federal agencies comply with existing law on reporting criminal history records to the national background check system.

The House passed a bill in December that would fill holes in the National Criminal Instant Background Check system (NCIS) that were highlighted after a mass shooting at a Texas church past year.