BREAKING NOW: President Trump Orders a Ban on Bump Stocks, Other Gun Modifications


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At a White House ceremony today, President Donald Trump announced that he had ordered new regulations that will ban gun modification devices.


That includes bump stocks, which can increase the rate of fire on semi-automatic firearms. Some argue that it makes a gun a deadlier weapon. A bump stock was reportedly used in the Las Vegas mass shooting October 1.

It marks the first move by the Trump administration to answer the outcry by some after the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at a school in Florida that killed 17.

Reuters reports.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to draw up regulations banning devices that turn firearms into machine guns, like the bump stock used in October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Trump told a ceremony at the White House for first responders that he expected the new regulations would be finalized “very soon.”

The Associated Press has more.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year’s Las Vegas massacre.

Seeking to show action days after a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Trump spoke during a White House ceremony recognizing bravery by the nation’s public safety officers.

“We must move past clichés and tired debates and focus on evidence based solutions and security measures that actually work,” Trump said.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year’s Las Vegas massacre.

Seeking to show action days after a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Trump spoke during a White House ceremony recognizing bravery by the nation’s public safety officers.

“We must move past clichés and tired debates and focus on evidence based solutions and security measures that actually work,” Trump said.

The National Rifle Association has yet to comment on the announcement.

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