President Trump has announced that he is directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to move forward on banning certain gun modifications, notably, the infamous “bump stock” that was instrumental in the Las Vegas massacre last October.
President Trump says he’s just signed a directing Jeff Sessions to take action on bump stocks https://t.co/xfuLrtGqJv
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) February 20, 2018
“Just a few moments ago I signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General to propose regulations that to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns. I expect that these regulations will be finalized, Jeff, very soon.”
The President emphasized that taking action to prevent future shootings like last week’s devastating attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. “We can do more to protect our children. We must do more to protect our children,” he said.
UPDATE: Presidential Memorandum on the Application of the Definition of Machinegun to “Bump Fire” Stocks and Other Similar Devices