Trump Says He’ll Ban Bump Stocks by Executive Order

Trump Says He’ll Ban Bump Stocks by Executive Order

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By Todd Beamon    |   Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018 03:17 PM

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President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would issue an executive order banning bump-stock devices that were used in the Las Vegasshooting in October that killed 58 people and injured 851 others.

“I’m going to write that out,” Trump told a bipartisan group of legislators in a meeting on gun safety at the White House. “We can do that with an executive order.

“I’m essentially going to write it out,” he said. “You won’t have to worry about bump stocks.

“Shortly, that will be gone.

“We can focus on other things,” Trump said.

“We’ll have that done. They’re working on it quickly.”

In the Oct. 1 Las Vegas massacre, the shooter, Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, used bump stocks on the guns he used to fire more than 1,100 rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotelinto the crowd attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.

About an hour after he fired his last shot into the crowd, Paddock was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Within days of the attack, the National Rifle Association said such devices “should be subject to additional regulation.”

“In the aftermath of the evil and senseless attack in Las Vegas, the American people are looking for answers as to how future tragedies can be prevented,” the NRA said in statement.

House Speaker Paul Ryan also called for Congress to look into regulating bump stocks — a day after cautioning against quick action after the Las Vegas attack.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday bump stocks could be banned through the regulatory process.

“We’re getting rid of it,” Trump reiterated near the end of the session. “I’ll do it myself, because I’m able to.

“Fortunately, we can do it without going through Congress.”

Trump began the session with legislators saying “we have to do something” about widespread gun violence and pushed for comprehensive bipartisan legislation instead of “15 bills.”

“We have to act,” Trump said.

“We can’t wait and play games and nothing gets done.”

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