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Trump Directs DOJ to Ban Bump Stocks in Response to Gun Control Outcry

President Donald Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday to finalize plans to ban bump stocks.
The Hill reports that Trump mentioned that the “process” of banning bump stocks began in December.

It was December 28, 2017, when Breitbart News reported that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was accepting public comment on proposed regulatory gun control that would alter the definition of “machinegun” to cover machineguns and non-machineguns, too. This shift allows the ATF to use the National Firearms Act (1934) to control firearm accessories like bump stocks in the same way it controls actual machine guns and devices that convert semiautomatic firearms into machine guns.

Gun control outlet The Trace reported that the public comment period ended with roughly 36,000 comments, of which more than eight out of ten voiced opposition to bump stock gun control.

Yet Trump is supporting regulatory action against the firearm accessories.

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins tweeted:

Trump also said he expects regulations banning bump stocks to “be finalized … very soon.”

Bump stocks were not used in the February 14 attack in Florida. Nor were they used in the Texas church attack (November 5, 2017), the Alexandria attack (June 14, 2017), the Orlando attack (June 12, 2016), the San Bernardino attack (December 2, 2015), the Umpqua Community College attack (October 1, 2015), the Lafayette movie theater attack (July 23, 2015), the Chattanooga attack (July 16, 2015), the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal attack (Jun 17, 2015), the Santa Barbara attack (May 23, 2014), the Fort Hood attack (April 2, 2014), the D.C. Navy Yard attack (September 16, 2013), the Aurora movie theater attack (July 20, 2012), the Gabby Giffords (January 8, 2011) attack, or the Virginia Tech attack (April 16, 2007), among others.

In fact, the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas attack is the high profile public attack in which a bump stock was used criminally.

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  1. betz

    February 21, 2018 at 3:07 am

    Just 1 problem…most, if not all the reported “shootings” are FAKE…GUN CONTROL LIES and FABRICATIONS.

  2. Richard Misel Jr

    February 21, 2018 at 3:10 am

    I and my wife voted for trump. So far he has not done anything that has helped us. I’v been unemployed for three years. Theres no jobs for me. There are federal regulations that discriminate against me from getting student loans so schooling is. And now trump is VIOLATING our 2nd amendment RIGHT. We will not vote for any demonrat. But WE will NOT be voting for trump in 2020.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • paulette

      February 21, 2018 at 5:10 am


  3. Nola Ervin

    February 21, 2018 at 4:26 am

    You can’t give these liberals an inch or they will take a mile. Getting rid of bump stocks will not pacify them and nothing short of getting rid of the second amendment will. I think our President goofed on this one.But, as the old saying goes, the squeakiest wheel gets the most oil and the left takes every chance they can get to push gun control.

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