Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks'

Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks'
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  • calendar-gray 21 February 2018

US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices, which were used by a gunman who killed 58 Las Vegas concert-goers last year, APA reports quoting BBC.

 

Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said he had directed the Department of Justice to propose a law to make the accessories illegal.

 

The Republican president said that school safety was a "top priority" for his administration.

Students and parents affected by that massacre, which left 17 dead, are planning a demonstration in the state capital of Tallahassee on Wednesday.

 

In all around 100 students, spread across three buses, made the journey of more than seven hours to the state capital.

 

For many of these students, it is their first time to the capitol building in Tallahassee - much less to lobby their lawmakers over a national issue.

 

There is an excitement among the students, who sense that they may be on the cusp of starting a national movement.

 

"We're travelling to our state capital to make sure that none of these people that we grew up with - that we've known our whole lives - die in vain," Julia Salomone, 18, said confidently.

 

So how do the students expect the politicians to receive them? "Honestly, I feel like they're gonna be overwhelmed by us because they're going to see in our faces our determination, our commitment to this, because this is all we're fighting for right now," 16-year-old Rain Valladares said. "They're gonna look us in the face and see that we're not gonna back down."

Ceyhun Aliyev

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