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President Trump Signs Memo to Ban "Bump Stocks"

President Trump Signs Memo to Ban

The motion was defeated by a vote of 36-71 as students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School watched on in disbelief.

Seventeen of them lay on the cold wet ground outside the White House, symbolic of those slain in last week's horrific Florida high school shooting.

"The president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system", Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, wrote in a statement Monday morning. "And us kids seem to be the only ones who notice and our parents to call 'B.S.,'" Gonzalez said.

Sanders insisted the Trump administration had "spent a lot of time" on cyber security and said Russian Federation was not fond of the president's defense budget. "This bill is a small step forward".

After a mass shooting in October in Las Vegas, officials said they were studying a ban on bump stocks, an attachment that allows a rifle to fire more frequently.

After the mass murder in Las Vegas, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress called for a ban on bump stocks.

"The key in all of these efforts, as I said in my remarks the day after the shooting, is that we can not merely take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference", Trump said. Asked about Mr. Trump's view on an assault weapons ban, Sanders said we "haven't closed the door on any front".

Though it is unclear when exactly the new regulations can be expected, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department told AFP that they would be unveiled "as soon as [the rulemaking process is] duly completed".

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"We must move past cliches and exhausted debates and focus on evidence based solutions and security measures that actually work", he said, adding the regulations would be drawn up "very soon". He may just return to the Trump Towers and call it a day.

The president, echoing something Vice President Mike Pence said over the weekend, said school security will be a top priority for his administration.

"I don't believe him", Gorycki says of the president. Background checks and tackling mental health are two areas of interest for the president.

Trump has been historically opposed to gun control, but has been on-record of saying that "I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun". Still, the discussion of some types of gun control legislation is a dramatic turnaround for Florida, which has earned the nickname the "Gunshine State" for its gun policies.

He said students "want to feel engaged, and they want to work they're doing something to help".

John Cornyn (R-Texas) about proposed legislation introduced last Fall to improve background checks.

"If we shared information between states, and made it more readily available for law enforcement and people in my position, we can definitely strengthen the system and make it easier", Hart says.