White House Is Taking Steps To Ban Bump Stocks
The White House said on Tuesday that people should expect “further action” on bump stocks in the coming days.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said during Tuesday’s press briefing that President Trump does not support the use of bump stocks and was working on actions related to their use.
“I can tell you that the president supports not having the use of bump stocks and that we expect further action on that in the coming days,” Sanders explained. “He ordered the department of justice and the ATF to review the regulation of bump stocks.”
“My understanding is that review has been completed and movement will take place on that shortly. The president, when it comes to that, is committed to ensuring that those devices are — again I’m not going to get ahead of the announcement but I can tell you that the president doesn’t support use of those accessories,” she said.
Soon after the briefing, President Trump announced during a Medal of Valor ceremony that he had signed a memorandum taking steps to ban bump stocks.
Bump stocks became a topic of debate after it was discovered that Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock used them in his attack on a country music concert last year.