Trump Directs DOJ to Ban ‘Bump Stock’ Gun Accessories
President Donald Trump has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to outlaw bump stock devices on guns. The announcement comes after renewed calls to take action in the wake of the Florida school shooting.
“After the deadly shooting in Las Vegas [in 2017] I directed the Attorney General to clarify whether certain bump stock devices, like the one used in Las Vegas, are illegal under current law.” Trump announced on Tuesday at the Medal of Valor ceremony at the White House.
“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, addressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “I expect that these critical regulations will be finalized very soon.”