Friday, 22 March, 2019

Trump Tells DoJ to Ban Gun Modifications, But Does it Mean Anything?

Trump Tells DoJ to Ban Gun Modifications, But Does it Mean Anything? Trump Tells DoJ to Ban Gun Modifications, But Does it Mean Anything?
Anna Jefferson | 21 February, 2018, 16:25

Repeatedly during the 2016 Presidential campaign candidate Trump had made direct promises to American gun voters that he supports the Second Amendment and promised to protect it at all cost.

On Monday, White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah indicated in a statement that Trump was open to making changes to the background check system.

Trump has faced widespread calls for some kind of action following the deadly shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week.

Lawmakers past year floated proposals aimed at regulating the sale of bump stocks in response to the deadly October shooting rampage at a Las Vegas outdoor concert, in which 58 people were killed and hundreds of others were wounded.

Several states also stepped up to ban bump stocks and or devices like bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic fully automatic fire.

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of the February 15 killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., did not use a bump stock, authorities have said.

The NRA said it could not comment on Trump's proposed bump-stock ban until it saw the specifics of the regulation.

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Trump may be introducing the ban this time to deflect criticism of his unwillingness to introduce stricter gun controls, amid growing calls for such controls after a series of shooting rampages.

But the latest revision to the city's municipal code makes it "illegal to sell, carry, store, or otherwise possess" a bump stock in Denver.

The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, used a AR-15 style assault rifle, which he legally purchased. "Doing this the right way will ensure that the resulting regulation is workable and effective and leaves no loopholes for criminals to exploit".

The move comes two months after the U.S. Justice Department began looking into a way to ban the devices that turn semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons.

President Donald Trump signaled support for improving background gun checks amid mounting pressure for reform. The devices were reportedly discovered in the room of the Las Vegas shooter, who killed 58 and injured 851 in December 2017.

Trump's memo notes that after the October 1 mass shooting at a country music festival he asked for a review of how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives regulates such devices. "School safety is a top priority for my administration".

According to The Washington Post, the move to ban bump stocks may upset the pro-gun lobby group National Rifle Association, which is one of Trump's strongest supporter.

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