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Donald Trump directs Jeff Sessions to ban ‘bump stocks’

February 20, 2018

  Donald Trump has directed Jeff Sessions to create regulations banning bump stocks and other devices which he claims will turn a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic weapon. Here is more:

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has recommended that “bump stocks” — devices that let semi-automatic weapons fire hundreds of rounds per minute — be banned.

Trump signed a memorandum recommending that Attorney General Jeff Sessions propose regulations that would declare that bump stocks are illegal because they effectively turn legal semi-automatic weapons into outlawed machine guns.

“We cannot merely take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference. We must actually make a difference,” Trump said at a White House event honoring first responders.

“After the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, I directed [Sessions] to clarify whether certain bump stock devices like the one used in Las Vegas are illegal under current law,” Trump said.

“That process began in December, and 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 said.

“I expect that these critical regulations will be finalized, Jeff, very soon.”

  Personally I believe issues like this should be taken up by the Congress and if passed should then head to the President’s desk for either his approval or veto but, as we’ve seen over the last nine years, it does not always work that way in Washington any more.

  On a side note; Donald Trump promised that for every new regulation his administration wrote it would repeal two older regulations. I wonder which old gun regulations will be on the chopping block. Not holding my breath…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 21, 2018 11:04 am

    Obama tried to do it with his pen, but apparently it was figured out he couldn’t do it legally. so let’s try it again for old times sake.

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    • February 21, 2018 8:03 pm

      Yep, and this was why Trump repealed DACA but now he is doing the same thing on this issue.

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