Trump Announces He'll Ban Rifle 'Bump Stocks' After Florida Shooting


The president, who on Friday visited a hospital that treated the shooting victims, made his remarks at a Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony at the White House.

On Tuesday, Trump announced he was directing the Justice Department to draft a ban on "bump stocks", the device used by the Las Vegas shooter to allow a legal semiautomatic gun to fire at the rate of an illegal machine gun.

He also directed the Department of Justice to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks that were used in last year's Las Vegas massacre.

Trump told Attorney General Jeff Sessions, seated in the front row of the East Room, that he expects new federal guidelines to be finalized "very soon".

Asked about the lack of action on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, Sen.

The president on Wednesday is hosting parents, teachers and students at the White House to discuss efforts to ensure safety at schools. And his communications staff is answering to the White House, too. The National Governors Association is chaired by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

"This is a listening session to see what can be done better, what the actual concerns of the students are, what they would like to see", Sanders said. There were no reports of a bump stock being used in the Florida school shooting. Erich Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America, called Trump's effort to ban the devices a "gross infringement of Second Amendment rights" while the Firearm Policy Coalition called the ban "lawless".

This admission comes less than a week after a teen walked into a Florida school and gunned down pupils and teachers.

A ban on bump stocks is one of the rare gun control moves that has also won the support of the NRA and some Republican lawmakers. On October 1, 2017, a gunman had killed 59 people at a concert using bump fire stocks. After the Las vegas shooting, he described the ATF's thinking in a lengthy Facebook post.

In the state legislature, Sen. Then the school shootings will stop! More than any Republican president before him, Trump really is the only choice for supporters of this key conservative issue.

Fully automatic rifles are generally illegal to own in the U.S., but this addition can turn a semi-automatic rifle into a quick firing killing machine. In 2010, the ATF concluded that a bump-stock device submitted by Slide Fire was a firearm part with no automatic function, therefore not regulated as a firearm under gun laws. Instead, the House passed legislation to expand concealed carry of weapons in states.

"9/11 happened once, and they fixed everything", he said.

"Although I desire swift and decisive action, I remain committed to the rule of law and to the procedures the law prescribes", the memo added.

In both instances, Democrats called for a major push for gun control, and even some Republicans said modest changes to the nation's gun laws might be in order. Murphy introduced to improve Federal Compliance with Criminal Background check Legislation. The Air Force failed to file domestic abuse reports on Devin P. Kelley, which would have prevented his purchase of weapons used in the shooting. Trump embraced gun rights on his campaign, though he supported some gun control before he became a candidate, backing an assault weapons ban and a longer waiting period to purchase a gun in a 2000 book.

The Colt AR-15, the style of gun on which the Parkland shooting weapon was based, was among those outlawed for 10 years under the 1994 law but is now legal.

Titus is expected to sign onto the legislation.

"President Trump, I think that it is really important that you listen to us because we are your constituents, you are working for us and kids are dead", Sofie Whitney, a survivor of last week's shooting, said on CNN's "The Lead" with Jake Tapper.

The US president stated that, "The key in all of these efforts, as I said in my remarks the day after the shooting, is that we can not merely take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference, we must actually make a difference".